INDIANAPOLIS -- As one of the NBAs elite teams, the Indiana Pacers have a target on their backs. The Phoenix Suns came out firing in the first half and held the Pacers off in the second to hand Indiana just its second home loss of the season. "This year theyre not the underdogs anymore," Suns forward Channing Frye said. "Teams come out and give it their best shot. For them to expect us to come in and lay down, for any team to lay down, its not going to happen." Goran Dragic had 28 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to the 102-94 win over the Pacers on Thursday night. Gerald Green and Marcus Morris scored 16 points apiece to help the Suns win their fourth straight game. Markieff Morris, who finished with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer with 2:58 remaining to give the Suns a 98-92 lead and Dragic dunked to give the Suns a 100-94 lead with 44 seconds left to put the game out of reach. The Suns (28-18) seemed to have the game put away by halftime. Dragic scored 21 of the Suns 66 points in the first half -- the most given up by the Pacers (35-10) in a half this season since the Suns scored 62 on Indiana a week ago in a 124-100 win. "We are at our best when we start the game well," Dragic said. "We played an up-tempo game, so I think they were a little bit tired." The Pacers rallied after trailing 66-49 at the break, but never retook the lead. Roy Hibbert had 26 points and David West added 18 for the Pacers, who have lost three of five games. Indiana went on an 8-2 run early in the second half with shots by David West, Paul George, Lance Stephenson and George Hill to get within 70-53. Later, George was fouled on a layup and converted the 3-point play to make it 71-61 with 7:01 left in the third. Miles Plumlee missed a dunk and Hibbert scored on a putback to get Indiana within eight. Frye answered with a basket and then Hibbert scored Indianas next six points to get the Pacers within 73-69. "We came out, got ourselves back in it in the second half with defence, but couldnt get up over the hump," Hibbert said. "They outplayed us." The Pacers got within a point when Hill hit two free throws to make it 91-90 with 4:20 remaining, but Green extended the lead with two free throws. Hill made a layup before Green hit a jumper to put the Suns ahead 95-92 and Markieff Morris 3-pointer to give the Suns a five-point lead. "In the end, that third quarter cost us a little bit," Dragic said. "They came really strong. They made some open shots and that made it a little bit of a different game." It was much different from the way Phoenix played in the first half. They took a lead right away in the first quarter. They went on a 9-0 run early in the game when Dragic tied the game on a layup and later hit a jumper to give the Suns a 6-8 lead. Then Green hit a 3-pointer and another basket to make it 13-6 with 6:24 left in the first quarter. The Suns went on a 15-2 run to close out the first quarter with a 36-19 lead. Stephenson, who left the game in the first quarter after getting hit in the right eye, scored 12 second-quarter points. West added 10, but the Pacers were never able to put together a run or cut into the deficit. Even when George hit a jumper falling out of bounds that went over the corner of the backboard and through the hoop, it didnt matter. Dragic hit a 3-pointer to take back the lead and to give the Suns a 62-45 lead. NOTES: In four halves against the Pacers this season, the Suns have scored 62 points or more in three of them. . Stephenson recorded his fourth triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. . Hibbert and George become the first Pacers teammates to earn All-Star honours in the same season since Jermaine ONeal and Ron Artest in 2004. ray ban sunglasses. 1 Maria Sharapova suffered a surprising upset in the fourth round at the Australian Open. 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After scoring three goals on four shots, and sending New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur to the bench, the Wild spent way more time in their zone than they wanted. But in what has become the story of this season, Minnesota found a way to win and held off the Devils 4-2 on Friday night. Behind the relief goaltending effort of Josh Harding and a pair of goals from Kyle Brodziak, the Wild won their third game in a row and eighth of 10 outings. Minnesota (16-7-3) jumped ahead of idle Pittsburgh atop the NHL standings with 35 points. "We had a great start, something we havent had a lot of lately. The place was rocking," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "I do think that when you score three goals like that -- bang, bang, bang -- it is a little tough to keep your focus and your same mentality." The Wild gave much of the credit for this victory to Harding. Niklas Backstrom (10-5-2) started the game and played the first period for the Wild. But he sustained an undisclosed lower body injury and was unable to continue. Despite coming in cold, Harding stopped all 22 shots he faced and kept the Devils (12-11-1) from tying the game. Yeo said Backstroms injury was "nothing extremely serious," but more will be known Saturday. "I thought (Harding) was great," Yeo said. "They had some real flurries, some real scrambles around our net, and he stood tall." Harding, who might play more on Minnesotas five-game road trip if Backstrom is out, said he was simply doing his job. "Youve got to be ready as a backup goalie when they give you a chance," Harding said. "Backy has put the bar pretty high and Ive got to step in there and do the job." While the Devils outplayed Minnesota for most of the final 50 minutes, New Jersey was undone early for the second consecutive game. Dany Heatley, Brodziak and Casey Wellman scored in a 3:03 span of the first period to turn an early Wild deficit into a 3-1 lead and knock Brodeur out of the game just 8:17 in. After Wellman tipped Matt Cullens shot past Brodeur, first-year Devils coach Pete DeBoer had seen enough and yanked Brodeur for the first time this season. "Its been two games now with a tough start," Brodeur said. "The puck doesnt seem to want to hit me or anything. So its definitely disappointing for me. Im going to get right back at it to try and have a better performance, but it is what it is.