PHOENIX, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Jared Dudley hit 7-of-11 from the field and scored 19 points Friday in helping the Phoenix Suns overwhelm cold-shooting Portland 102-77.
The Suns dominated every phase while climbing out of the cellar in the Pacific Division. Phoenix had lost four of its first six games.
Portland, which had won two in a row, made only 32 percent of its field goal attempts and was 2-of-19 from 3-point range. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 14 points.
Portland's starters hit a mere 12-of-36 field goal tries and Gerald Wallace missed all six of his attempts.