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Suns fight off persistent Bulls for eighth straight win


By Kent McDill, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 31, 2010 12:14AM

CHICAGO (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Chicago Bulls put forth their best effort, but it wasn't enough to stop the Phoenix Suns.

Getting a yeoman's effort from their bench Tuesday, the playoff-hunting Bulls led by six points with 10:53 left and by four points with 4:50 remaining. But the combination of Steve Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire, Jason Richardson and Channing Frye pulled the playoff-positioning Suns through to their eighth straight win.

Richardson finished with 27 points, Nash had 22 and Stoudemire had 21 as the Suns (48-26) survived their lone Chicago visit 111-105 to move a half game ahead of the Denver Nuggets for the fourth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

"We've had a great run and we're just holding our own,'' Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said. "We are playing really good basketball as a team. We have been closing out games lately."

The Bulls, meanwhile, got 53 points from their bench, even with one of their better bench players starting, before losing to fall 1 games behind Toronto for the final playoff spot in the East with a record of 35-39.

"It was a tough loss,'' Bulls center Joakim Noah said. "I thought we played with good energy. It's just tough when late in the game you have chances to win."

Derrick Rose had 23 points and 10 assists while Noah had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Flip Murray finished with 23 and Jannero Pargo had 12 from the Bulls' bench.

The game turned in the Bulls' favor in the second quarter, when their reserves outplayed their Phoenix counterparts. Trailing by 11 points after one quarter, former starter Noah, Murray and Pargo pulled the Bulls all the way back and more to take a surprise 60-57 halftime lead.

Murray, who had 23 points in the Bulls' win at Detroit Sunday, made 5 of 6 shots, including three 3-pointers, in the second quarter while Noah and Pargo added six points each as the bench players contributed 31 of 35 points in the quarter.

"I thought their bench did a great job against our bench tonight,'' Gentry said.

From that point, it was a contest, and the Bulls were in command when Murray hit a 3-pointer with 11 minutes left to give the Bulls an 87-81 lead. But a pair of 3-pointers by the Suns' Jared Dudley tied the game, then Nash returned to the game, and the Bulls had to know they were in trouble.

In the second quarter, Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich, the team's best defensive guard, was taken out of the game by a crossover move by Nash. Trying to defend Nash at the top of the circle, Hinrich cut hard on his left ankle and sprained it badly enough to leave the game for good.

"He tried to come back on it but then said he could not go,'' Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said. "It must be bad if he did not go out there. He has played through a lot of stuff."

Nash had four of his game-high 10 assists in the last five minutes and added nine points to cement the decision for the Suns.

"He knows how important these games are for us,'' Gentry said. "When we needed him, he set us up."

The Bulls were trying to sweep the season series from the Suns, an improbable event in itself. It was a 115-104 win at Phoenix in January that started the then-healthy Bulls on a record-breaking five game win road streak against teams with winning records.

But the Suns say they are a different team now than they were then.

"Two months ago we were a team that had big leads that we would end up giving back,'' Richardson said. "This half of the season we're really focused on the defensive end and helping each other out. The way we are playing now is huge."

The Bulls used rookie sub James Johnson as a starter again in place of injured starter Luol Deng, who finally ran on his strained calf in warmups before the game Tuesday. When Hinrich left the game, Pargo moved into his place and chased Nash when the two were on the floor together.

The Bulls were five minutes from a huge win in the final 10-game stretch when they need every possible victory to get past the Raptors for the last playoff spot.

Rose said the Bulls' faith "is not going anywhere."

"We're still trying to make a push for the playoffs,'' Rose said.

Suns
Bulls
     
    • 44.7%

    • 44.4%

    • 50.0%

    • 38.1%

    • 65.6%

    • 86.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX CHI
Total Rebounds 12 7
Offensive Rebounds 12 13
Turnovers 11 11
Fast Break Pts: 7 20
Biggest Lead: 12 6
Points in the Paint: 36 36
PHX CHI
p Richardson   27 2 players   23
rb Stoudemire   11 2 players   10
a Nash   10 Rose   10
s Nash   2 Miller   2
b 2 players   2
 
  • 11/24 - CHI @ PHX
  • 04/05 - PHX @ CHI
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 30:55 4-6 1-2 1-4 +9 0 8 8 3 1 0 1 0 0 10
A. Stoudemire F 40:14 6-15 0-0 9-12 +14 7 4 11 2 3 1 0 0 3 21
J. Collins C 17:32 0-2 0-0 3-6 +4 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 3
J. Richardson G 34:50 10-19 4-9 3-4 +22 1 5 6 2 4 1 2 0 0 27
S. Nash G 36:16 8-20 2-3 4-4 +12 1 3 4 10 1 2 3 0 0 22
J. Dudley   17:18 2-3 2-3 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
C. Frye   24:54 4-8 3-7 1-2 +1 0 6 6 1 4 0 1 0 0 12
G. Dragic   11:44 1-5 1-2 0-0 -6 0 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 0 3
L. Barbosa   13:10 2-5 1-2 0-0 -16 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 5
L. Amundson   13:07 1-2 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Griffin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-85 14-28 21-32   12 32 44 22 22 6 11 0 4 111
  44.7% 50.0% 65.6%   team rebs: 12 total to: 11
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Johnson F 14:44 2-8 0-1 2-2 -13 1 0 1 2 4 0 2 0 0 6
T. Gibson F 33:13 5-13 0-0 4-4 -6 4 6 10 1 3 1 0 2 0 14
B. Miller F-C 23:36 3-5 1-3 2-2 -7 1 4 5 1 6 2 3 0 0 9
K. Hinrich G 16:30 0-1 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
D. Rose G 42:30 7-16 1-4 8-9 -3 1 4 5 10 0 1 1 0 0 23
J. Noah   27:05 5-9 0-0 2-2 -2 3 7 10 2 4 0 0 2 0 12
R. Murray   35:42 9-12 4-6 1-2 +4 1 8 9 4 1 1 1 0 0 23
J. Pargo   30:06 5-15 2-7 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 12
H. Warrick   11:07 0-2 0-0 6-8 +4 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
C. Richard   00:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Law   04:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
D. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-81 8-21 25-29   13 31 44 26 22 7 11 4 0 105
  44.4% 38.1% 86.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

  • Suns: Lopez
  • Bulls: Alexander, Deng, James

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Bulls: Noah

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 18
  • Times Tied: 12

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #59 Gary Zielinski, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 21169
  • Duration: 2:26
Phoenix Suns (48-26) Chicago Bulls (35-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Miller vs Stoudemire (Nash gains possession)
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:40 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Richardson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  11:29
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:10
[CHI 2-2]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:47 Johnson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  10:35  
  10:30 Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Collins Layup Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:09 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:08  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:03  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:02  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:53
[PHX 4-2]
 
  09:35
[CHI 4-4]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  09:22
[PHX 6-4]
 
  09:09
[CHI 7-6]
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[PHX 8-7]
 
  08:42 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:41  
Richardson Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:22  
Richardson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:22  
  08:17 Miller Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:17 Miller Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:59 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:59
[PHX 9-7]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:59
[PHX 10-7]
 
  07:43
[CHI 9-10]
Rose Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Collins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:17  
  07:08 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:07  
  07:07 Johnson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST)  06:56  
  06:47
[CHI 11-10]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:37
[PHX 12-11]
 
  06:24
[CHI 13-12]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
Collins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  06:14  
  06:11 Team Rebound 
  06:01 Miller Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  05:52 Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:52 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Miller Substitution replaced by Noah 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:52
[PHX 13-13]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:52
[PHX 14-13]
 
  05:31 Noah Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:30 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:28  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  05:11
[PHX 16-13]
 
  05:00
[CHI 15-16]
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  04:48
[PHX 19-15]
 
  04:30 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:29 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:29 Gibson Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:28 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:28
[CHI 17-19]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  04:09
[PHX 21-17]
 
  03:44 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST) 
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  03:40
[PHX 23-17]
 
  03:40 Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:40  
Collins Substitution replaced by Frye  03:40  
  03:40 Johnson Substitution replaced by Murray 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  03:40
[PHX 24-17]
 
  03:31 Hinrich Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Nash Layup Shot: Missed  03:20  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:19  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  03:11
[PHX 27-17]
 
  02:53 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:50  
Richardson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  02:44
[PHX 29-17]
 
  02:34 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
  02:22
[CHI 19-29]
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Murray (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:51
[CHI 21-29]
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:35  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:34  
  01:31 Noah Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:31
[PHX 30-21]
 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:31  
  01:31 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Pargo 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:31
[PHX 31-21]
 
  01:14
[CHI 23-31]
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Murray (2 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:53.5 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:49.3  
  00:49.3
[CHI 24-31]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:49.3
[CHI 25-31]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  00:30.5
[PHX 33-25]
 
  00:09.9 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:08.9  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  00:03.0
[PHX 36-25]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (48-26) Chicago Bulls (35-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[CHI 27-36]
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:17
[CHI 29-36]
Noah Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Murray (1 ST)  11:07  
  10:52 Gibson Substitution replaced by Warrick 
  10:52 Jump Ball Noah vs Frye (Warrick gains possession) 
  10:44 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:43  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:15
[CHI 32-36]
Pargo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Murray (3 AST) 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:03
[PHX 38-32]
 
  09:57
[CHI 35-38]
Murray 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
Frye Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:48  
Frye Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:48  
  09:48 Noah Substitution replaced by Miller 
  09:48 Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  09:38
[CHI 38-38]
Pargo 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Warrick (1 AST) 
Barbosa Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:32  
  09:19 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  09:12
[PHX 41-38]
 
  08:45 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:44  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  08:36
[PHX 44-38]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  08:34  
  08:22
[CHI 40-44]
Murray Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST) 
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pargo (1 ST)  08:09  
Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:56  
  07:56 Timeout : Regular 
  07:56
[CHI 41-44]
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:56
[CHI 42-44]
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:43
[PHX 47-42]
 
Amundson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:29  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  07:29  
  07:19 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:18  
Amundson Layup Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:55 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:54  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Murray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:31  
  06:31
[CHI 43-47]
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  06:31  
Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  06:31  
  06:31 Pargo Substitution replaced by Rose 
  06:31 Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:29  
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Murray Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:01  
  06:01
[CHI 44-47]
Murray Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson  06:01  
  06:01 Murray Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:00  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:35  
Amundson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:35
[PHX 49-44]
 
  05:15 Murray 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:15 Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Amundson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:15  
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Collins  05:15  
  05:15
[CHI 45-49]
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:15
[CHI 46-49]
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Richardson Layup Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:55
[CHI 49-49]
Murray 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (4 AST) 
  04:38 Murray Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:38 Miller Substitution replaced by Noah 
  04:38 Warrick Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:38
[PHX 50-49]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:38  
Team Rebound  04:37  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:22
[CHI 52-50]
Murray 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  03:55
[PHX 53-52]
 
  03:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:47 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Pargo 
  03:32 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:31  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  03:12  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:10  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:55
[CHI 54-53]
Murray Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST) 
Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  02:40
[PHX 55-54]
 
  02:22 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:22  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Murray Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:00
[CHI 56-55]
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:35 Team Rebound 
Collins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:16  
  01:16
[CHI 57-55]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:16
[CHI 58-55]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:59.0 Pargo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.4  
Team Rebound  00:46.4  
  00:46.4 Noah Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:46.4  
Team Rebound  00:46.4  
  00:46.4 Noah Substitution replaced by Richard 
Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:46.4  
  00:43.8 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:29.9 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:27.9 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:10.1
[CHI 60-55]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  00:01.2 Richard Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) 
Collins Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:01.2
[PHX 56-60]
 
Collins Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (2 PTS)  00:01.2
[PHX 57-60]
 
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.2  
Collins Substitution replaced by Frye  00:01.2  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (48-26) Chicago Bulls (35-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
(12:00) [CHI] Noah Technical
(12:00) [PHX 58-60] Nash Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)
  11:36
[CHI 62-58]
Miller Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  11:12  
Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:11  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:00  
Richardson Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  11:00
[PHX 60-62]
 
  10:54 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:53 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:52 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:52 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:52  
  10:52
[CHI 63-60]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:52
[CHI 64-60]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST)  10:32
[PHX 63-64]
 
Collins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:23  
  10:23
[CHI 65-63]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:23
[CHI 66-63]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  10:15 Pargo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:08 Miller Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:08
[PHX 64-66]
 
Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:08  
  10:06 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:47
[CHI 68-64]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:33  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  09:31  
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  09:20
[PHX 66-68]
 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:03  
  09:03
[CHI 69-66]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:03
[CHI 70-66]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK)  08:49  
Collins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:47  
  08:46 Johnson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:46  
Team Rebound  08:46  
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:46
[PHX 67-70]
 
  08:28 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:27  
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:17
[PHX 69-70]
 
  08:08 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:06  
  08:02 Miller Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  08:02
[PHX 70-70]
 
  08:02 Miller Substitution replaced by Noah 
  08:02 Johnson Substitution replaced by Murray 
Collins Substitution replaced by Frye  08:02  
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:02  
  08:02 Team Rebound 
Stoudemire Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:02  
  07:45 Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:44 Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:44 Gibson Tip Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:42  
Hill Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:42  
  07:30
[CHI 72-70]
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (8 AST) 
Hill Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:14
[PHX 72-72]
 
  06:54
[CHI 74-72]
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  06:40  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  06:40  
  06:40 Noah Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:40
[PHX 73-74]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:40
[PHX 74-74]
 
  06:14 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:13 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:54 Noah Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:52  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  05:40
[PHX 77-74]
 
  05:16 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:15  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:07 Team Rebound 
  05:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa  05:07  
  04:50 Frye Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  04:50
[CHI 76-77]
Murray Driving Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  04:35  
  04:26
[CHI 78-77]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rose (9 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:02 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:45 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:44  
  03:31 Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:31  
Team Rebound  03:31  
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:31
[PHX 78-78]
 
  03:10 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:09 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  03:08  
  03:02 Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:02  
Team Rebound  03:02  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:02  
  02:59 Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:42
[CHI 80-78]
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:32  
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  02:32  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:09  
  02:09
[CHI 81-78]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:09
[CHI 82-78]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:52
[CHI 84-78]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:52  
  01:52 Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:50  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:31
[PHX 81-84]
 
  01:08 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  01:07  
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:49.2 Pargo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nash Layup Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.7 Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:27.9 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:25.9  
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.6 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:34 Murray Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:32 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:24 Murray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:22  
Jump Ball Law vs Barbosa  11:06  
Barbosa Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Law (1 ST)  11:06  
  10:53
[CHI 87-81]
Murray 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rose (10 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:18 Murray Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barbosa (1 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  10:09
[PHX 84-87]
 
Frye Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:56  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson  09:56  
Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  09:56  
  09:56
[CHI 88-84]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  09:56
[CHI 89-84]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  09:32
[PHX 86-89]
 
  09:05 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:04 Warrick Tip Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:02  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:51 Team Rebound 
  08:51 Timeout : Regular 
  08:51 Gibson Substitution replaced by Miller 
  08:51 Rose Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  08:36 Warrick Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  08:22  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (2 AST)  08:18
[PHX 89-89]
 
  07:54
[CHI 91-89]
Murray Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Richardson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST)  07:32  
Amundson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:19  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  07:19  
  07:19 Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:19 Team Rebound 
  07:19 Law Substitution replaced by Pargo 
  07:19
[CHI 92-89]
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:07
[PHX 91-92]
 
  07:07 Johnson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  07:07 Warrick Substitution replaced by Noah 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:49 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  06:41  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  06:40  
Team Rebound  06:38  
  06:38 Johnson Substitution replaced by Rose 
Richardson Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:29 Amundson Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  06:29
[CHI 94-91]
Murray Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK)  06:14  
  06:13 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Richardson Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:12  
  06:03 Rose Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Stoudemire Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  05:38  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Frye  05:38  
  05:26 Jump Ball Pargo vs Richardson (Nash gains possession) 
  05:26 Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Nash (2 ST) 
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  05:10
[PHX 93-94]
 
  04:50
[CHI 97-93]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Murray (4 AST) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:29
[PHX 95-97]
 
  04:08 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:08  
  03:56 Pargo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:41 Team Rebound 
  03:16 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:15  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  03:01
[PHX 98-97]
 
  02:47
[CHI 99-98]
Rose Driving Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Richardson Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Murray Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:09 Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:7 Def:4)  02:07  
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:54
[PHX 100-99]
 
  01:39 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:39 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:39  
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[CHI 100-100]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:36
[CHI 101-100]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:14
[PHX 102-101]
 
  01:14 Miller Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  01:14
[PHX 103-101]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:59.8  
  00:59.8
[CHI 102-103]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:59.8 Miller Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:59.8
[CHI 103-103]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  00:41.6
[PHX 106-103]
 
  00:41.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:41.6 Gibson Substitution replaced by Miller 
  00:37.7
[CHI 105-106]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Hill Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  00:23.2
[PHX 108-105]
 
  00:23.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.9 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:13.7  
  00:13.1 Miller Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dudley  00:13.1  
  00:13.1 Miller Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:13.1
[PHX 109-105]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:13.1
[PHX 110-105]
 
  00:03.9 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:03.4  
  00:03.4 Noah Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:03.4  
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:03.4  
Team Rebound  00:03.4  
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:03.4
[PHX 111-105]
 
  00:01.0 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:00.1  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- KUTP Local 8:00 pm ET
-- WCIU Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8

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