Suns beat Jazz in preseason game

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Phoenix Suns are 1-and-1 in the preseason after beating the Utah Jazz 96-89 in Salt Lake City Thursday night.

The Suns again were without Amare Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa while the Jazz played without Carlos Boozer.

Alando Tucker couldn't be stopped, finishing the game with a team-high 21 points.

Matt Barnes, who was acquired during the off-season, added 19 points and 13 boards.

The Suns face the Denver Nuggets on Saturday in an outdoor matchup near Palm Springs, Calif. It's only the second time in league history a game will be played outdoors.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.