Portland vs Phoenix Wrap - Phoenix Wins 102-77
The battle between the Suns and Trail Blazers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Portland was handed a 102-77 defeat on Friday at US Airways Center.
Phoenix was an underdog by 2 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 196.5.
Jared Dudley had 18 points for Phoenix and Steve Nash chipped in with 17 points. Steve Nash had 9 assists for the Suns, while Robin Lopez was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
The Trail Blazers got a 14-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who was supported by 12 points from Nicolas Batum. Jamal Crawford had 3 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while Marcus Camby grabbed 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Phoenix were victorious, as the score was 49-34 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Phoenix as they grabbed 47 boards, while Portland only had 38.
Phoenix heads into a battle against the Bucks. Portland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Cleveland.