After winning three games in three nights, the Phoenix Suns are in position to surpass the .500 mark for the first time this season.
The surging Suns can accomplish that feat Sunday night at home if they snap a three-game losing streak in the series against the Houston Rockets.
Phoenix (22-22) has won 10 of 13 overall and nine of 11 at home, surging from five games out of a playoff spot in mid-February to its current standing just outside of the Western Conference playoff picture. Jared Dudley scored 23 points, Channing Frye had 15 with 13 rebounds and Steve Nash added 17 assists Friday as the Suns beat Detroit 109-101 to join Chicago, Miami and Oklahoma City as the only NBA teams to sweep a back-to-back-to-back set this season.
The Suns also improved to .500 for the first time since they were 4-4 on Jan. 8.
"We want to create a rhythm each night, and need to be aggressive,'' said Frye, averaging 17.8 points in the last four contests. "Right now, it's about guys making big-time ...