Saturday , Jan , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Phoenix Suns Team Report – January 17

=== Phoenix Suns Team Report – January 17 ===

(Sports Network) – Joe Johnson shot 12-of-16 from the field and scored a
season-high 26 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 104-93 win over Golden
State on Friday at America West Arena.

Shawn Marion scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting and pulled down nine
rebounds, as the Suns won their second straight game. Amare Stoudemire poured
in 21, as Phoenix had three players score 20-plus points in a game for the
second night in a row.

“It’s a good feeling to get back-to-back wins and now we need to move
forward,” Marion said. “We came out tonight, and stopped some of their shots,
and got some of ours to fall.”

The Suns shot 56-percent from the field, including a blistering 75-percent
from behind the arc. Phoenix also outrebounded an opponent for the first time
in the last nine contests, as the Suns held a 38-29 advantage over Golden
State.

Stoudemire scored 22, Marion added 21 and Johnson chipped in 20 in Phoenix’s
win over Portland Friday night

Phoenix is off until Sunday when it hosts the Portland Trail Blazers.

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