Frye, Dudley lead Suns past Portland in Game 5

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Phoenix Suns center Channing Frye holds up three fingers in celebration after making a three-point field goal against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 5. By Catherine Holland Phoenix Suns center Channing Frye holds up three fingers in celebration after making a three-point field goal against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 5. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Reserves Channing Frye and Jared Dudley broke out of their series-long shooting slumps with 20 and 19 points, respectively, and the Phoenix Suns overcame an early 14-point deficit to rout the Portland Trail Blazers 107-88 on Monday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Phoenix can advance to the second round by beating the Blazers in Portland on Thursday night.

Frye, who spent the previous two seasons on the Portland bench, made 3-of-5 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds. Dudley was 5 of 9 on 3s.

The Suns' two best 3-point shooters in the regular season, Frye and Dudley had been a combined 14 of 48 (29 percent) on 3s in the first four games of the series.

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