Goran Dragic finished with 30 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 126-117. The Suns took quality shots, finishing 42-78 (53.8%) from the field, including 12-23 (52.2%) from beyond the arc. Phoenix (27-18) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Dragic finished 9-13 from the field (4-5 on 3-pointers) and 8-8 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. Ersan Ilyasova had a quality performance for Milwaukee in the loss, scoring 27 points on 7-15 shooting (3-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 10-10 from the free throw line. Larry Sanders contributed 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 61.5%, the Suns connected at a rate of 52.2% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 8-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Bucks are winless (0-9) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Milwaukee (8-37) has now dropped their last four consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Suns battle the Indiana Pacers, who are 35-9 on the year. The Bucks go up against the Orlando Magic, currently 12-35 this season. The Suns have a 1-0 record against Indiana this season. The Bucks are 0-1 versus Orlando this season.