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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      PHOENIX          27   26   29   24    106  
      DENVER           23   29   25   24    101     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   PHO - STEVE NASH 25, JOE JOHNSON 23, SHAWN 
                      MARION 19
                DEN - KENYON MARTIN 21, EARL BOYKINS 20, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 14

HIGH REBOUND:   PHO - SHAWN MARION 15, JOE JOHNSON 11, AMARE 
                      STOUDEMIRE 9
                DEN - KENYON MARTIN 9, EDUARDO NAJERA 8, ANDRE
                      MILLER 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   PHO - STEVE NASH 11, JIMMY JACKSON 2, JOE 
                      JOHNSON 2
                DEN - EARL BOYKINS 9, ANDRE MILLER 7, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2

         ATT:   19,566

Box Score

PHOENIX (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Q Richardson 38 3-9 4-6 1-6 1 2 11 S Marion 38 8-20 2-2 2-15 1 3 19 A Stoudemire 35 5-12 3-5 3-9 1 4 13 J Johnson 39 9-17 5-6 5-11 2 3 23 S Nash 36 10-14 4-5 1-6 11 2 25 S Hunter 13 3-4 1-4 1-2 0 0 7 J Jackson 19 2-8 0-0 2-3 2 0 5 W Mccarty 10 1-2 0-0 0-3 1 2 3 L Barbosa 12 0-3 0-0 1-3 1 1 0 B Outlaw DNP - COACH'S DECISION J Voskuhl DNP - COACH'S DECISION P Shirley DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-89 19-28 16-58 20 17 106 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.461, FT-.679. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (Q Richardson 1-2, S Marion 1-7, J Johnson 0-2, S Nash 1-1, J Jackson 1-3, W Mccarty 1-2, L Barbosa 0-1). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:5 (A Stoudemire 3, S Nash, S Hunter). Turnovers:13 (A Stoudemire 4, S Nash 3, Q Richardson 2, J Johnson 2, J Jackson, S Marion). Steals: 3 (J Johnson 3). DENVER (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Martin 36 9-22 3-6 1-9 1 4 21 C Anthony 24 2-10 5-8 3-4 2 0 9 F Elson 12 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 G Buckner 19 6-8 0-0 0-2 1 1 14 A Miller 33 3-9 2-2 1-6 7 3 8 B Russell 17 1-2 0-0 1-4 1 4 2 D Johnson 18 4-7 1-2 0-1 1 2 11 E Najera 22 1-5 0-0 2-8 1 2 2 E Boykins 31 6-19 7-8 1-2 9 2 20 W Person 28 5-10 0-0 0-5 2 1 14 M Camby DNP - STRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING M Pope DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-93 18-26 9-41 25 22 101 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.398, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 9-21, .429 (G Buckner 2-4, A Miller 0-1, D Johnson 2-5, E Boykins 1-3, W Person 4-8). Team Rebounds: 13. Blocked Shots:4 (B Russell, E Najera, D Johnson, K Martin). Turnovers:6 (A Miller 2, D Johnson 2, K Martin, C Anthony). Steals: 11 (K Martin 5, E Boykins 3, A Miller 2, G Buckner). -------------------------------------------- PHOENIX 27 26 29 24 - 106 DENVER 23 29 25 24 - 101 -------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Phoenix - 2 (W Mccarty, 8:33 2nd; Q Richardson, 5:47 4th). Denver - 1 (Defensive Three, 6:37 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,566. T: 2:09. Officials: Derek Collins, Dick Bavetta, Tony Brothers.


Extended Box

PHOENIX (106) AT DENVER (101) PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === Q RICHARDSON F 38 3-9 4-6 1 5 6 1 2 0 2 11 S MARION F 38 8-20 2-2 2 13 15 1 3 0 1 19 A STOUDEMIRE C 35 5-12 3-5 3 6 9 1 4 0 4 13 J JOHNSON G 39 9-17 5-6 5 6 11 2 3 3 2 23 S NASH G 36 10-14 4-5 1 5 6 11 2 0 3 25 S HUNTER 13 3-4 1-4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 J JACKSON 19 2-8 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 5 W MCCARTY 10 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 3 L BARBOSA 12 0-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 B OUTLAW DNP - COACH'S DECISION J VOSKUHL DNP - COACH'S DECISION P SHIRLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 41-89 19-28 16 42 58 20 17 3 13 106 (.461) (.679) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13 (16 PTS) DENVER REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === K MARTIN F 36 9-22 3-6 1 8 9 1 4 5 1 21 C ANTHONY F 24 2-10 5-8 3 1 4 2 0 0 1 9 F ELSON C 12 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 G BUCKNER G 19 6-8 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 14 A MILLER G 33 3-9 2-2 1 5 6 7 3 2 2 8 B RUSSELL 17 1-2 0-0 1 3 4 1 4 0 0 2 D JOHNSON 18 4-7 1-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 11 E NAJERA 22 1-5 0-0 2 6 8 1 2 0 0 2 E BOYKINS 31 6-19 7-8 1 1 2 9 2 3 0 20 W PERSON 28 5-10 0-0 0 5 5 2 1 0 0 14 M CAMBY DNP - STRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING M POPE DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 37-93 18-26 9 32 41 25 22 11 6 101 (.398) (.692) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 7 (8 PTS) PHOENIX 27 26 29 24 - 106 DENVER 23 29 25 24 - 101 BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - A STOUDEMIRE 3, S NASH, S HUNTER. DENVER - B RUSSELL, E NAJERA, D JOHNSON, K MARTIN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 5-18 (.278), Q RICHARDSON 1-2, S MARION 1- 7, J JOHNSON 0-2, S NASH 1-1, J JACKSON 1-3, W MCCARTY 1-2, L BARBOSA 0- 1. DENVER 9-21 (.429), G BUCKNER 2-4, A MILLER 0-1, D JOHNSON 2-5, E BOYKINS 1-3, W PERSON 4-8. TECHNICAL FOULS: PHOENIX - W MCCARTY, Q RICHARDSON. DENVER - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DEREK COLLINS, DICK BAVETTA, TONY BROTHERS. A - 19,566. T - 2:09.


Game Story

DENVER (Ticker) -- With Steve Nash running the show, it does not take long for the Phoenix Suns to recover. Two days after suffering their worst loss of the season, the Suns rode 25 points and 10 assists from Nash to a 106-101 victory over the Denver Nuggets, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped. On Friday, Phoenix blew a 14-point third-quarter lead in an embarrassing 127-107 home loss to Houston. Nash scored 10 points on 2-of-10 shooting in the loss but recovered to snap Denver's longest winning streak since 1988. "A win is a win is a win," Suns coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It wasn't pretty, but it's always good to get a win on the road. In the first half we didn't play well defensively. We picked it up in the second half and we got a win against a team that has been playing good." After Denver opened the fourth quarter on a 13-3 run to take a 90-85 lead, the NBA's leader in assists carried the scoring load down the stretch. Nash stopped the surge with a 3-pointer and a layup to tie it midway through the period. Earl Boykins buried a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 96-95 with under three minutes left before Nash helped the Suns pull away. He hit a jumper, a free throw and assisted on Quentin Richardson's 3-pointer for a 102-97 lead with 70 seconds to go. "I thought we did a really good job of being competitive tonight," Nash said. "We're talented, we're super competitive and we can dig games out like that." "After we took the lead in the fourth, Phoenix showed their toughness," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "They really did a good job of coming back on us." Andre Miller had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but his 3-pointer missed badly, and Nash was fouled on the rebound. He made both free throws to seal it with six seconds remaining. Nash made 10-of-14 shots and handed out 11 assists, making him one of three Suns with double-doubles. Joe Johnson had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Shawn Marion, who missed Friday's game with a bruised left knee, added 19 and 15. "It shouldn't have been as close as it was," Marion said. "We let them back in the game just like the other night. It seems like we have more initiative on the road than we do at home. We did hit some big shots when we needed them though." In six games since returning from a hamstring injury, Nash has five double-doubles, showing few effects of a three-game layoff. "My hamstring felt better than it has in months," Nash said. "I was a little tired at the end but my leg finally wasn't bothering me. It made it fun." Kenyon Martin scored 21 points and Boykins added 20 for Denver, which received little from leading scorer Carmelo Anthony. Anthony was pulled midway through the third period after missing four straight shots and did not return. He finished 2-of-10 with nine points and saw his team go on a 17-10 burst without him to close the quarter. Despite rebounding in Anthony's absence, the Nuggets could not make the stops they needed down the stretch. "I think it's pretty obvious that it wasn't our greatest defensive effort," said Karl, who fell to 15-5 since taking over late in January. "The Suns are a different type of team to play. We did a lot of good stuff but I am just disappointed that we didn't get the momentum going and sustain it." Without center and leading rebounder Marcus Camby, who was out with a strained right hamstring, Denver was outrebounded, 58-41, and lost for the first time in eight home games under Karl.


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