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NBA: Phoenix 109, Detroit 101

March 17, 2012 at 1:03 AM

PHOENIX, March 17 (UPI) -- Jared Dudley helped Phoenix pull away late Friday and scored 23 points in the Suns' 109-101 victory over Detroit.

Phoenix won its third game in as many nights and climbed to .500 for the first time since Jan. 8.

The Suns held Detroit to five points over the final 5 minutes to ease in front. Marcin Gortat had 16 points for Phoenix, which is 8-2 since the All-Star break. Channing Frye produced 15 points and 13 rebounds while Grant Hill and Robin Lopez both had 14.

Rodney Stuckey scored 23 for the Pistons, who had won four of their previous five games.

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