Published November 20, 2014
Channing Frye scored a game-high 33 points and hit a 3-pointer with 2:05 left in overtime to start an 8-0 run and the Phoenix Suns rallied to beat Minnesota 135-127 on Monday night for the Timberwolves' 14th consecutive loss.
After Anthony Randolph missed an 18-footer, Grant Hill scored on a 12-foot jumper with 1:27 remaining to give the Suns a four-point lead. Jared Dudley added a 3-pointer from the right corner with 47.2 seconds left to make it 131-124.
Hill had a chance to end the game in regulation but his catch-and-shoot 6-footer at the buzzer rolled off the back of the rim to keep the game tied at 121-121.
Dudley scored 26 points and Hill had 21 for the Suns, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Michael Beasley scored 16 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and Randolph added 24 for the Timberwolves, who led by 12 in the first half.
Phoenix took its first lead since the opening minutes when Dudley tipped home a Josh Childress miss with 1:02 left in the third quarter to put the Suns ahead 92-91.
The Timberwolves opened the lead back to six at 106-100 on Randolph's 15-footer, but then the Suns' 3-point shooting took over.
Dudley tied the game at 108-108 with 3:58 left and Frye put the Suns back in front with another 3-pointer, this one from the top of the arc, with 3:22 to go.
Another Dudley 3-pointer made it 118-114 with 1:23 left in regulation.
Beasley had a chance to give Minnesota the lead when he was fouled on a layup by Hakim Warrick with 8.4 seconds left, but he missed the free throw off the back left of the rim to set up Hill's subsequent miss and send the game to overtime.
Notes: Steve Nash had eight points and 16 assists to pull ahead of Rajon Rondo for the league's assists title with one game to go. Nash won the assist title in four of the past six seasons. ... The Suns were 18 of 29 from beyond the 3-point arc, including 8 of 11 in the fourth quarter and overtime. ... Luke Ridnour scored 21 points on 10 of 13 shooting for Minnesota. ... Phoenix swept the season series against the Timberwolves and has won six straight against Minnesota. ... The Timberwolves are winless on the road since March 2 and overall since March 11.