Recap: Suns 124, Pacers 100

By The Sports Xchange
POSTED: 11:42 PM MST Jan 22, 2014    UPDATED: 11:42 PM MST Jan 22, 2014 

Suns 124, Pacers 100: Gerald Green scored 23 points and Goran Dragic added 21 as host Phoenix routed Indiana.Markieff Morris tallied 20 points off the bench and P.J. Tucker added 13 as the Suns ran up the highest point total allowed by the defensive-minded Pacers this season. Miles Plumlee with 11 points and Channing Frye with 10 also scored in double digits for Phoenix, which was 11-of-16 from 3-point range and had a 28-5 edge in fast-break points.Paul George had 26 points and George Hill added 16 for Indiana, which had a five-game winning streak halted. David West scored 13 points as the Pacers dropped to 11-3 against Western Conference teams.Indiana pulled within 13 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter before Phoenix scored 13 straight points to halt any chance of a Pacers' comeback. Morris had eight points during the run as the lead reached 109-83 with 6:33 to play and Indiana coach Frank Vogel cleared the bench 28 seconds later.The Pacers were allowing a league-low 88.3 points entering the contest but Green had 18 first-half points and Phoenix shot 55 percent from the field en route to a 62-49 cushion at the break. The Suns were 14-of-21 shooting in the third quarter and led by as many as 24 before taking a 96-79 advantage into the final stanza.GAME NOTEBOOK: The 24-point loss matches Indiana's worst loss of the season - 118-94 against Oklahoma City on Dec. 8. … Morris is averaging 20.8 points on 31-of-55 shooting over the past four games. … The Pacers drop to 2-5 when allowing 100 or more points.