Morris, Suns edge Jazz

Updated: November 30, 2013

Salt Lake City, UT ( – Markieff Morris poured in a game-high
23 points off the bench as the Phoenix Suns took care of the Utah Jazz with a
112-101 win on Friday night.

Goran Dragic scored 19 points with nine assists, while Eric Bledsoe also had
19 points off the bench, and Miles Plumlee netted 15 with 10 rebounds for
Phoenix, which has won four of its last five.

Channing Frye and Gerald Green each chipped in 13 points.

Marvin Williams led six Utah players in double figures with 18 points, while
Alec Burks tallied 16 points off the bench and Derrick Favors finished with

“They (Phoenix) made shots. They got what they wanted,” said Utah head coach
Tyrone Corbin. “They had us spread out, they got drives (and) they got the
ball where they wanted to in the initial part of the offense.”

The Jazz opened up a 9-0 lead 1:57 into the game following a Williams 3-

Dragic then fueled an 11-2 run with nine points during the spurt and the Suns
tied the game with 7:48 left in the quarter.

Phoenix grabbed a 29-24 lead but the Jazz ended the stanza on a 9-2 run to
take a 33-31 lead.

Midway through the second, with the Suns trailing 42-41, Phoenix went on a
17-5 run to take a 58-47 lead with just over two minutes left in the half.

Each team traded a pair of buckets and the Suns took a 62-51 into the break.

“I thought we played the game very well for three quarters,” said Phoenix head
coach Jeff Hornacek. “We had the lead and then kind of goofed around a little
bit there in the fourth quarter.”

Phoenix slowly built its lead to as many as 20 after a three-point play from
PJ Tucker with 1:19 left in the third and the Suns led 95-78 after three.

Utah couldn’t cut the lead to single-digits in the fourth as the Suns cruised
to victory.

Game Notes

Phoenix shot 41-of-75 (54.7 percent) from the field and 22-of-25 (88 percent)
from the foul line… Trey Burke finished with 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting
… These two teams wrap up a home-and-home set on Saturday in Phoenix.