The Phoenix Suns had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 38-74 (51.4%) from the field, including 12-24 (50.0%) from three-point range, to defeat the Atlanta Hawks, 102-95. Phoenix (42-29) is now on a four-game winning streak.
Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points on 7-15 shooting, including 3-3 on 3-point attempts. Other top performers for Phoenix were Goran Dragic with 19 points and 6 assists, and Channing Frye with 18 points and 7 rebounds. On 5-8 shooting (2-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-7 from the free throw line, DeMarre Carroll scored 19 points for Atlanta in the loss.
The Suns combined an eFG% of 59.5% with 50.0% 3-point shooting. They are 16-2 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Hawks, on the other hand, are 1-12 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Atlanta (31-38) has now lost three in a row.
Coming up next, the Suns take on the Washington Wizards, who are 36-34 on the year. The Hawks meet the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently 34-34 this season. The Suns are 0-1 versus Washington this season. The Hawks are 1-0 versus Minnesota this season.