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NBA: Phoenix 112, Denver 107

Feb. 19, 2014 at 1:07 AM

DENVER, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Gerald Green scored 36 points, including eight in overtime, to lead the Phoenix Suns past Denver 112-107 Tuesday.

Green netted four free throws in the final 15.5 seconds of OT to help the Suns get the second half of the season off on the right foot.

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Phoenix had lost three of four games heading into the All-Star break and shot a tepid 37.6 percent from the field Tuesday. However, they scored 31 points from the free-throw line and hit 11 3-point shots.

Goran Dragic added 21 points and 14 assists to the Phoenix attack. Markieff Morris also finished with a double-double of 13 points and a dozen rebounds. Morris' put-back bucket with 5.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the score 99-99 and sent the contest into OT.

Evan Fournier led Denver with 25 points and Kenneth Faried added 21 points and 10 boards. The Nuggets lost their fifth consecutive game.

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