Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/13/13
CHICAGO -- The United Center has become the place to visit for teams looking to snap a losing streak. Chicago was the victim when Charlotte ended an 18-game skid on Dec. 31. On Saturday, Phoenix ended a run of 12 straight road losses by beating the Bulls 97-81. "Obviously, it was a much, much, much-needed win for us," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "And it was against a quality team, so that made it even better. For the first time in a long time, I thought we played well for four quarters, where we executed." Both these teams played in New York City on Friday, with decidedly different results. The Bulls built a 25-point lead in the first half and held on to beat the Knicks, while the Suns scored just 26 points in the second half of a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Luis Scola led the Suns on Saturday with 22 points, while Michael Beasley added 20. Beasley had scored six points combined in the previous eight games. Beasley scored 12 points in the final four minutes of the second qu...
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