PORTLAND, Ore., April 19 (Ticker) -- Reigning MVP Steve Nash waited until the last game of the season to tally a triple-double.

Nash collected 16 points, 12 assists and a season-high 10 rebounds and Shawn Marion added 32 points and 11 boards as the Phoenix Suns cruised to a 106-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the regular-season finale for both teams.

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Nash recorded his first triple-double of the season and sixth of his career. The 32-year-old point guard set the mark with an offensive rebound with 1:29 left in the third period.

"It was a nice bonus at the end of the year but it's not much to look back on and really doesn't mean too much," Nash said. "This was more like a practice for us, preparation for the playoffs. We wanted to go out with the right frame of mind and I think we did that."

Tim Thomas scored 12 points and James Jones, who converted a rare four-point play, finished with 11 and 10 boards for the Suns (54-28), who will face the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Suns won three of four games from the Lakers during the regular season.

"We know all the stuff that L.A. (Los Angeles) presents and we know they will be formidable because they're good," Suns coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We've played them well and we know it's the playoffs so it will be tough and exciting. I think we are ready to roll."

"We know who we've got coming and we know what we have to go out and do," said Marion, who made 14-of-19 shots and collected his 60th double-double. "We left everything on the floor this year and I think we are ready. We are clicking on all cylinders and it's time for us to go out there and make a run at this championship."

After making a season-high 20 3-pointers in a 115-78 rout of the New Orleans Hornets on Monday, Phoenix continued the barrage from long distance, connecting on 13-of-28 attempts on Wednesday.

"We are in a nice rhythm with our outside shooting but the shooting is going to come and go with this team," Nash said. "Most of the time, we make our shots. The nights that we don't hit our shots, we have to be more active defensively and move towards the ball. But it's nice to have that rhythm and I'm ready to roll now."

The Suns took control of the contest with a 15-0 run for a 70-51 lead in the third quarter, highlighted by three shots from the arc by Thomas. They entered the final period with a 88-66 cushion and cruised thereafter.

Rookies Jarrett Jack and Martell Webster scored 18 and 17 points, respectively. Travis Outlaw and Voshon Lenard added 14 apiece for the Blazers (21-61), who wrapped up the season with an eight-game losing streak.

"I think we can put this season behind us and focus on next season," Jack said. "I do think as the month went on we got better as a team and if everybody goes into the off-season and works hard, we can show we are capable of competing with any team in the NBA."

Portland finished with the worst record in the league and went just 15-26 at the Rose Garden.

"It's been a difficult year for the fans here but we did have the support and I greatly appreciate that," said Blazers coach Nate McMillan, who completed his first year in Portland after coaching in Seattle for the previous five seasons. "But we have to earn the right for support and we're committed to doing better in the future. The only real positive thing to say about our goals this year is that we got some of our young guys an opportunity to play. Now the work really starts."