PORTLAND, Ore. -- Kiki Vandeweghe scored 34 points Tuesday night to pace the Portland Trail Blazers to their 12th straight home-court victory, a 120-105 decision over the injury-riddled Phoenix Suns.
Vandeweghe led seven Portland players in double figures and scored 8 points in a decisive 16-4 Trail Blazer rally early in the fourth period that put the game out of reach.
Caldwell Jones assisted in the rally, pulling down six key rebounds in 11 minutes of total playing time.
The Suns, playing without Bernard Thompson, James Edwards and Larry Nance, trailed badly in the first quarter, but then fought back to a 56-55 halftime lead. They outrebounded Portland 27-14 in the first half.
The Suns held their own through the third period, which ended with Portland edging ahead 83-82.
Walter Davis led the Suns with 26 points and Mike Sanders had 19. In addition to Vandeweghe's 38, Clyde Drexler hit 26 points and Jim Paxson added 12 for Portland.
The victory improved the Blazers record to 19-12. The Suns lost their third straight and sixth out of their last seven games, falling to 7-13.