DALLAS (AP) _ Goran Dragic had 28 points and a season-high 13 assists, Markieff Morris scored 22 and Phoenix ended Dallas’ five-game winning streak.

Eric Bledsoe had 19 points for the Suns, who ran out to an 18-point lead in the first quarter and held on after Dallas pulled within five in the fourth.

Monta Ellis scored 33 points for the Mavericks, who couldn’t match their best winning streak of the season after going 4-0 on an Eastern Conference road swing.

The Suns shot 70 per cent in the first quarter and set a season high for points in a half, leading 69-57 at the break.

Phoenix shot 56 per cent for the game and won for the 26th straight time when shooting at least 50 per cent. The streak dates to the start of the 2013-14 season.

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