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Suns top Warriors for fifth straight win

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Taking on the NBA's most prolific backcourt, Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic more than held their own.

Bledsoe scored seven of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Dragic had 21 points to help the Phoenix Suns hold off Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, 106-102, Sunday at home for their fifth straight win.

"For this game, facing one of the best 1-2 punches in the game right now, it was a challenge," Bledsoe said. "We definitely feel good about ourselves."

Bledsoe added eight rebounds and eight assists and Channing Frye had 20 points for the Suns, who ended a six-game losing streak against Golden State.

Curry scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and Klay Thompson had 19 for the Warriors, who have lost three of four.

Portland 111, at Detroit 109 (OT): Damian Lillard hit a spinning fadeaway for the Trail Blazers with one-tenth of a second left in overtime. Lillard was guarded well by Rodney Stuckey as he tried to drive to the basket, but he was able to hit a tough fadeaway from about eight feet. Detroit couldn't get off a shot before the buzzer.

at Sacramento 106, Houston 91: Rudy Gay scored 26 points in his first home game since coming to the Kings in a trade from Toronto. He added five rebounds and four assists. Sacramento had lost eight of its last 10 games.

Minnesota 101, at Memphis 93: Kevin Love had 30 points and nine rebounds and the Timberwolves made a season-high 12 three-pointers. The victory ended Minnesota's 11-game losing streak to the Grizzlies and also gave the Timberwolves their third win in the last four games.

at Oklahoma City 101, Orlando 98: Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and the Thunder won its 12th straight home game to open the season. Russell Westbrook added 20 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Thunder, which has won six straight overall and 14 of its last 15.

at Denver 102, New Orleans 93: J.J. Hickson had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Wilson Chandler had 19 points to help the Nuggets bounce back from a rare home loss Friday. They are now 7-3 at Pepsi Center this season after going a franchise-best 38-3 in 2012-13.

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