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Mar 23, 2015 - 4:07 AM Phoenix, AZ ( - Eric Bledsoe had 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Dallas Mavericks 98-92 on Sunday night.

Markieff Morris posted 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Marcus Morris provided 11 points, 11 boards and seven assists for Phoenix, which has won four straight games.

Chandler Parsons netted 19 points for the Mavericks, who have dropped consecutive contests on the heels of a 4-1 stretch.

The Suns blew a 15-point halftime deficit and trailed 88-87 with three-plus minutes remaining before Phoenix ripped off five straight points.

Bledsoe and Markieff Morris each split a pair of foul shots around an Archie Goodwin 3-pointer for a 92-88 Phoenix advantage with 1:19 to play.

Tyson Chandler went 1-of-2 from the foul line with 53.0 ticks on the clock, but Markieff Morris nailed a step-back jumper from the left baseline at the other end to up the margin to 94-89.

Bledsoe sunk four free throws down the stretch to seal the outcome.

Earlier, Phoenix built its 57-42 halftime margin after outscoring Dallas 33-27 in the opening frame and 24-15 in the second.

Dallas mounted its charge with a 14-0 surge during the middle stages of the third. Chandler Parsons netted seven points during the burst, which Chandler capped after splitting two free throws, cutting the margin to 69-66.

The Suns took a 76-75 edge into the fourth.

Game Notes

The Suns outrebounded the Mavericks 49-40 ... Dallas scored 25 points off 21 Phoenix turnovers ... Rajon Rondo had 12 points and six assists for Dallas, while P.J. Tucker scored 15 points for the Suns.