Frye scores 20, Suns' big run beats Bucks

By Colin Fly

Associated Press

Published: Friday, March 4 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings (3) and Carlos Delfino (10) react to Jennings' basket against the Phoenix Suns in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March, 4, 2011, in Milwaukee.

Jeffrey Phelps, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Channing Frye scored 20 points and the Phoenix Suns used a blistering 19-0 run in the third quarter to flip a deficit into a big lead in a 102-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

The Suns are chasing Memphis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference and are just a half-game back after winning 12 of their last 16. It appeared they might not keep pace, though, after a lackadaisical first half and an eight-point deficit early in the third quarter.

But Frye converted a three-point play to spark 12 points in a span of 1:38 that the Suns stretched to 19 in a row.

Corey Maggette scored 21 points for the Bucks, who were missing four regulars, including center Andrew Bogut due to injuries or illness.

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