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Suns rally for 109-93 victory that denies Trail Blazers a playoff spot

  • Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris, left, blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris, left, blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Suns forward Gerald Green smiles as he checks the scoreboard late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 4, 2014. Green led the Suns with 32 points as they won 109-93. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Phoenix Suns forward Gerald Green smiles as he checks the scoreboard late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 4, 2014. Green led the Suns with 32 points as they won 109-93. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, left, from Slovenia, looks to pass against Portland Trail Blazers' Robin Lopez, right, and Nicolas Batum, from France, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, left, from Slovenia, looks to pass against Portland Trail Blazers' Robin Lopez, right, and Nicolas Batum, from France, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

Reserve forward Gerald Green scored 18 of his 32 points in the second half and the Phoenix Suns rallied for a 109-93 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Eric Bledsoe finished with 30 points and Goran Dragic added 19 for the Suns (45-31), who denied the Blazers (49-28) a chance to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth while beating Portland for the third time in four games.

Trailing 67-57, the Suns outscored Portland 22-13 over the final 6:48 of the third quarter to pull within 80-77, then scored the first seven points of the fourth to take the lead for good.

Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored 18 points for the Blazers, who had their four-game win streak snapped and dropped two games behind Houston for the West's No. 4 playoff spot.