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Utah Jazz tied with the Phoenix Suns on the road at halftime, 53-53

Published: Wednesday, March 14 2012 9:48 p.m. MDT

Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye (8) collides with Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Phoenix.

Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns pulled a mini-BYU in the first half of their game tonight against the Utah Jazz.

Trailing by 13 points, the Suns rallied to tie 53-53 at halftime at US Airways Center.

Utah used a 15-2 run spanning the first and second quarters to go ahead 35-22.

But the Suns chipped away at that lead going into the locker room, especially after backup Jazz point guard Earl Watson left with a sprained left ankle.

Channing Frye sank a 3-pointer just before the end of the half and leads all scorers with 15 points. Marcin Gortat added 13 for Phoenix.

Paul Millsap tops Utah with nine points.

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