Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/23

Game 1: Wednesday, October 23rd
Suns98Final
Nuggets79

Suns 98

(5-2, 3-1 away)

Nuggets 79

(2-4, 1-1 home)

9:00 PM ET, October 23, 2013

Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

1 2 3 4 T
PHX 18 21 21 3898
DEN 24 20 21 1479

Top Performers

Phoenix: E. Bledsoe 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Denver: T. Lawson 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Blk

Suns rally past Nuggets for 98-79 win

Associated Press

DENVER -- Eric Bledsoe scored 21 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and the Phoenix Suns pulled away to beat the Denver Nuggets 98-79 in a preseason game Wednesday night.

Gerald Green added 19 points and Markieff Morris 12 for the Suns, who wrapped up exhibition play with a 5-2 mark. Phoenix opens the regular season by hosting Portland next Wednesday.

Anthony Randolph had 15 points for the Nuggets (2-4), who conclude exhibition play Friday at Chicago. The Nuggets led most of the way before being outscored 38-14 in the fourth quarter. They were missing five players because of injuries, including Kenneth Faried (hamstring) and Wilson Chandler (hamstring).

The Suns scored the first seven points of the fourth, taking their first lead of the night, 67-65, on a layup by Bledsoe. With about 3 1/2 minutes left, the Suns extended their lead to 87-77, keyed by successive baskets by Channing Frye and Green.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PHX
DEN
Points 98 79
FGM-FGA 40-86 (.465) 29-85 (.341)
3PM-3PA 6-20 (.300) 5-15 (.333)
FTM-FTA 12-19 (.632) 16-25 (.640)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 13-53 14-41
Assists 25 18
Turnovers 21 17
Steals 10 7
Blocks 6 2
Fast Break Points 23 7
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (1/0)

Top Performers

Phoenix
Denver
Eric Bledsoe Bledsoe
Points: 21
Reb: 7
Ast: 7
Stl: 2
Blk: 1
Ty Lawson Lawson
Points: 9
Reb: 4
Ast: 8
Stl: 0
Blk: 1