Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green (14) dunked over Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack (8) and Kyle Korver during the second half Sunday.

Matt York, Associated Press

Suns scorch Hawks in 1st half of 129-120 win

  • Article by: JOSE M. ROMERO
  • Associated Press
  • March 3, 2014 - 12:45 AM

PHOENIX — Gerald Green hit 5 of 6 3-pointers in the first half to help the Suns score 79 points before the break, the most in the NBA this season, and Phoenix held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-120 Sunday night.

The first-half total was two shy of the US Airways Center record for points in a half. The previous high for Phoenix in any half this season was 67, but 63 percent shooting, including 12 of 18 on 3-pointers in the first half, shattered the team mark.

Green finished with 33 points and Phoenix tied a season high with 15 3-pointers and set a season high with its 129 point output.

Jeff Teague had 29 points and eight assists for the Hawks, and Mike Scott added 20 points.

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