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Suns rally in second half to top Hornets

12:03 AM, Nov 24, 2012   |    comments
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Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - The Phoenix Suns haven't had great success at the start of this season, but proved once again they can never be counted out of a game.

Goran Dragic scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and overtime as the Suns overcame a 19-point third-quarter deficit to rally for a thrilling 111-108 victory over the New Orleans Hornets at U.S. Airways Center.

Phoenix trailed 74-55 just past the midway point of the third quarter, then dominated the next 12 minutes to build an 11-point lead, only to squander it as the Hornets forced overtime with an 18-7 tear capped by Greivis Vasquez's game-tying 3-pointer with 17.8 seconds left in regulation.

New Orleans ran out of gas in the extra session, however, failing to score until the final minute in its second straight outing without No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis.

Phoenix, on the other hand, has made a habit out of closing strong. The Suns have been down by double digits in seven of their eight home games this season, and have prevailed in four of those tests.

Markieff Morris established a career-high with 23 points and knocked down a back-breaking 3-pointer with 49.9 remaining in overtime to help Phoenix notch its second consecutive victory, with P.J. Tucker also setting a personal best with 15 points off the bench.

The Hornets were dealt their sixth consecutive defeat despite career performances from Vasquez and Ryan Anderson.

Anderson poured in 34 points while knocking down 8-of-13 shots from beyond the arc, with Vasquez racking up 25 points and 14 assists.

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