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Nash as good as ever in Suns' rout of Hornets


By Jack Magruder, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday November 12, 2009 2:39AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- Shaq-eled no longer, Steve Nash seems reinvigorated, as good as ever. After becoming the first player in NBA history to record 20-assist games twice in the first eight games of the season, he is historically on top of his game.

No one ever said Shaquille O'Neal was a bad guy with the Suns, and the front office decision in mid-2008 to get big in order to compete in the go-through-Tim Duncan to win the West was understandable. He was just a bad fit.

The Suns are more fluid and more versatile after adding Channing Frye to replace O'Neal, and it has shown up in their fast start, which grew to 8-1 with a decisive 124-104 victory over New Orleans at US Airways Arena on Wednesday that was never in doubt after an 11-point first-quarter lead grew to 19 at half.

The Suns made 13 more 3-pointers against New Orleans, becoming the first team in NBA history to record 100 treys in fewer than 10 games.

They have made 47.4 percent of their 3s -- the NBA record is 42 percent -- and have done it with a basic formula that starts with Nash playing off a high pick-and-roll with forward Amar'e Stoudemire.

Nash can hit Stoudemire diving to the basket if the defense is slow to react, or can kick the ball outside to an often open perimeter shooter -- Jason Richardson, Frye, Leandro Barbosa, occasionally Grant Hill and increasingly Jared Dudley.

It has worked so well that Nash continues to lead the NBA in assists at 12.6.

"We're winning in different ways, and it's a lot of fun for us," Nash said. "It's difficult for teams to cover everything. We've got the pick-and-roll, the penetration. They want to stop Amar'e, and we have great shooters out on the floor. The way we play, it should be difficult to defend us. So far this season, we've shot the three exceptionally well.

This year from last is "totally different. We have a five that stretches the floor. All shooters out there, all guys that can face the basket. It's a different look. We're not as powerful inside, but the floor is open," Nash said.

A two-time MVP, Nash's numbers dipped last season when the Suns tried to play two ways -- slower when O'Neal was on the floor and at their traditional up tempo at other times. It didn't work, and first-year coach Terry Porter lost his job at midseason to Alvin Gentry.

"It's definitely more fun. It's a shame last year ... last year was basically a throw-away year," said Nash, back at double-double levels this season at 17.6 points and 12.6 assists while shooting 54 percent and making half of his 36 3-point attempts.

"We all really liked each other last year, but we couldn't find a chemistry on the court. I think a lot of that was just because we got off to a difficult start and weren't really sure how we were trying to play, and then we had a lot of things thrown at us -- trades, injuries, coaching changes.

"We weren't really running. We weren't emphasizing running. We were of two different minds, and I don't think it did anyone any favors. I don't think anyone felt comfortable or had a good understanding of what we were doing. I think it hurt our chemistry on the court and it set us back, and it was too difficult to overcome with all the different things that were thrown at us."

Richardson leads the Suns in scoring at 19.3 and has made 24-for-43 3-pointers, and Stoudemire is scoring 19.2 points in his return from a retina injury that cost him the final 29 games of last year. Frye has made 25 treys ... already a career high.

"We have creative guys. The toughest thing to scout is the random things you do. You have to have a feel for the angles," Gentry said.

Nash, of course, plays with a protractor. He sees the myriad of possibilities like Wayne Gretzky did on the ice.

"He's the best I've ever seen. Some of the passes that he throws and the spin he puts on the ball. You can't appreciate it until you are right there," Gentry said.

Gentry calls it a year for the Suns to reestablish themselves.

New Orleans guard Chris Paul said it is working.

"They're like the Phoenix Suns of my rookie year and my second year in the league," said Paul, in his fourth season. "I give them a lot of credit. They did a great job putting those pieces back together. Add Channing Frye as the '5' and keep the floor spaced. Now Amar'e is rolling [to the basket], and you help with the roll, and they got shooters."

Hornets
Suns
     
    • 44.7%

    • 55.4%

    • 42.1%

    • 50.0%

    • 80.0%

    • 79.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH PHX
Total Rebounds 10 10
Offensive Rebounds 10 15
Turnovers 10 17
Fast Break Pts: 24 11
Biggest Lead: 4 29
Points in the Paint: 42 42
NOH PHX
p Paul   25 Stoudemire   21
rb Brown   5 Dragic   7
a Paul   6 Nash   10
s Paul   4 3 players   1
b Okafor   2 Frye   3
NOH PHX
p Paul   25 Stoudemire   21
rb Brown   5 Dragic   7
a Paul   6 Nash   10
s Paul   4 3 players   1
b Okafor   2 Frye   3
 
  • 01/30 - NOH @ PHX
  • 03/16 - PHX @ NOH
  • 03/25 - NOH @ PHX
  • 04/08 - PHX @ NOH
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Stojakovic F 22:50 0-8 0-4 0-0 -16 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. West F 27:54 3-9 0-0 4-4 -15 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 10
E. Okafor C 25:45 5-7 0-0 3-4 -12 2 2 4 0 4 0 1 2 0 13
D. Brown G 28:55 3-12 1-3 1-1 -16 3 2 5 3 0 1 2 0 2 8
C. Paul G 30:22 9-16 4-7 3-4 -17 0 0 0 6 2 4 2 0 0 25
D. Songaila   17:54 3-3 0-0 2-2 -6 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 8
D. Collison   15:27 4-6 0-0 2-2 +2 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 10
H. Armstrong   22:15 3-7 0-0 0-0 -8 3 0 3 1 4 0 2 0 2 6
J. Posey   20:15 3-5 3-3 2-2 -7 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 11
M. Thornton   13:17 2-6 0-2 3-6 -11 0 3 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 7
B. Brown   07:59 3-5 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
J. Wright   07:07 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total   240 38-85 8-19 20-25   10 19 29 17 22 8 10 3 5 104
  44.7% 42.1% 80.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 10
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 30:51 8-14 0-1 2-2 +22 2 4 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 18
A. Stoudemire F 25:34 8-10 0-0 5-6 +18 2 4 6 0 4 0 2 0 1 21
C. Frye C 33:36 4-9 3-7 2-2 +20 1 5 6 5 1 1 0 3 0 13
J. Richardson G 26:34 4-8 2-5 3-4 +18 1 5 6 2 4 1 3 0 0 13
S. Nash G 22:36 5-6 1-1 1-1 +20 1 0 1 10 3 0 2 0 0 12
J. Dudley   19:30 4-7 3-3 0-0 +10 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 11
G. Dragic   25:24 5-11 3-5 1-2 0 3 4 7 7 3 1 6 0 1 14
L. Barbosa   16:32 4-8 1-3 2-2 +5 0 1 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 11
L. Amundson   22:26 3-4 0-0 1-1 +2 3 2 5 0 2 0 1 2 0 7
E. Clark   09:17 1-4 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Collins   04:49 0-1 0-0 2-4 -8 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Tucker   02:51 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 46-83 13-26 19-24   15 30 45 30 23 3 17 5 3 124
  55.4% 50.0% 79.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 18

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu, Marks, Peterson
  • Suns: Griffin, Lopez

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #52 Pat Fraher, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 16517
  • Duration: 2:23
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Phoenix Suns (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Stoudemire vs Okafor (Brown gains possession)
West Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:41
[NOH 2-0]
 
  11:22
[PHX 3-2]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  11:03
[NOH 5-3]
 
  10:53 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Team Timeout : Short  10:48  
West Substitution replaced by Songaila  10:48  
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  10:31
[NOH 7-3]
 
  10:15
[PHX 5-7]
Hill Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:57 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:48
[PHX 8-7]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Okafor Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  09:39
[NOH 9-8]
 
  09:27
[PHX 10-9]
Richardson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  09:15  
  09:02
[PHX 12-9]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:32 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:28
[PHX 14-9]
Hill Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
  08:19 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Songaila Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:19
[NOH 10-14]
 
Songaila Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:19
[NOH 11-14]
 
  08:00 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:56 Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
  07:52 Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:52
[NOH 12-14]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:52
[NOH 13-14]
 
Songaila Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:30  
  07:30
[PHX 15-13]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:30
[PHX 16-13]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:11
[NOH 15-16]
 
  07:02
[PHX 18-15]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:40
[NOH 17-18]
 
  06:28
[PHX 20-17]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:13 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:06
[PHX 22-17]
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:43 Team Rebound 
Songaila Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:43  
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:32
[PHX 25-17]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Paul Layup Shot: Missed  05:17  
Team Rebound  05:17  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
Team Rebound  05:10  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  04:55  
  04:54 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Songaila Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:54  
Songaila Substitution replaced by West  04:54  
  04:42
[PHX 27-17]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:27 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:22 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:14  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:14
[NOH 19-27]
 
  04:07 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:06 Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:02
[PHX 29-19]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:51
[NOH 22-29]
 
  03:37
[PHX 31-22]
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
  03:18 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Paul Substitution replaced by Collison  03:18  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  03:18  
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:03 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:52 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:50  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:42  
Collison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  02:37
[NOH 24-31]
 
  02:24
[PHX 33-24]
Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  01:57 Nash Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:57  
  01:57 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  01:57 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Posey  01:57  
West Layup Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Posey Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:28  
  01:28 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  01:28
[PHX 34-24]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:28
[PHX 35-24]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:16 Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Posey Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:16
[NOH 25-35]
 
Posey Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:16
[NOH 26-35]
 
  00:57.6
[PHX 37-26]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Frye (3 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:42.9 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:40.3 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  00:40.3 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:29.8
[NOH 28-37]
 
  00:29.8 Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  00:29.8
[NOH 29-37]
 
  00:11.9 Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:11.7 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:11.7 Amundson Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:11.7 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:11.7
[PHX 39-29]
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Posey Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:11.7  
  00:11.7
[PHX 40-29]
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK)  00:02.8  
Team Rebound  00:02.8  
West Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.1  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Phoenix Suns (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:37
[PHX 42-29]
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Posey Jump Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:10 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:05
[PHX 45-29]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:45
[NOH 31-45]
 
Thornton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:36  
  10:18
[PHX 47-31]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:03 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:57 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:56 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:45 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Collison Substitution replaced by Paul  09:40  
  09:31
[PHX 49-31]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Armstrong Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (2 BLK)  09:06  
  09:03 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:58
[PHX 51-31]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:50  
  08:37 Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:37
[NOH 32-51]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:37
[NOH 33-51]
 
  08:23
[PHX 54-33]
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
  08:06 Barbosa Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Armstrong Substitution replaced by Okafor  08:06  
  08:06 Hill Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  07:57 Barbosa Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  07:57 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Hill 
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  07:41
[NOH 36-54]
 
Thornton Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:35  
  07:20 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
  07:18 Team Rebound 
Paul Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:16  
  07:11 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  07:06
[NOH 38-54]
 
  06:53 Hill Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:53 Hill Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:53 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
  06:53 Dudley Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  06:53 Amundson Substitution replaced by Frye 
Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:40  
  06:29 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:26 Hill Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Team Rebound 
West Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  06:10  
  06:10
[PHX 55-38]
Nash Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  06:03 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
  06:00 Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:00  
Team Rebound  06:00  
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:00
[NOH 39-55]
 
  05:49 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK) 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:46  
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  05:44  
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:41  
West Layup Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:36
[PHX 58-39]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:22
[NOH 42-58]
 
  05:12 Nash Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:10 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:10
[PHX 60-42]
Stoudemire Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:56 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Thornton Foul : Clear Path (3 PF)  04:55  
  04:55 Timeout : Official 
Posey Substitution replaced by Brown  04:55  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  04:55  
  04:55 Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:55 Team Rebound 
  04:55
[PHX 61-42]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:46 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (3 ST) 
Paul Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:43
[NOH 44-61]
 
  04:28
[PHX 63-44]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:02 Team Rebound 
  03:49 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:32 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:30  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:22
[NOH 47-63]
 
  03:12
[PHX 65-47]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  02:58
[NOH 49-65]
 
  02:37
[PHX 67-49]
Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Team Rebound 
Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:12  
  02:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
West Substitution replaced by Posey  02:12  
  02:12 Richardson Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  02:12 Nash Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  02:12
[PHX 68-49]
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:12
[PHX 69-49]
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:07 Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:07  
Team Rebound  02:07  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:07
[NOH 50-69]
 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:58  
  01:58 Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:58 Team Rebound 
  01:58
[PHX 70-50]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:42 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:42
[NOH 51-70]
 
  01:42 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:42
[NOH 52-70]
 
  01:23
[PHX 73-52]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Okafor Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  01:01
[NOH 54-73]
 
  00:40.0
[PHX 75-54]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:26.9  
Brown Tip Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:25.8  
Brown Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:25.8
[NOH 56-75]
 
  00:03.0 Dragic Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Brown Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:01.5  
  00:01.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:00.1 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Phoenix Suns (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[PHX 77-56]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:18  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  11:16  
Brown Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  11:15  
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:07 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:05  
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  10:54
[NOH 58-77]
 
  10:44 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:42  
Stojakovic Layup Shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:26 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:11
[PHX 79-58]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
West Layup Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:31 Richardson Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:31 Richardson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:05 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:57 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:56 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:56  
  08:56
[PHX 80-58]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  08:56
[PHX 81-58]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Frye Violation:Kicked Ball  08:36  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:22 Team Rebound 
  07:59
[PHX 83-58]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Frye (4 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:45 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:38
[PHX 85-58]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:38  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:17
[NOH 61-85]
 
  07:03 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:02  
West Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  06:43  
  06:25
[PHX 88-61]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST) 
Jump Ball Hill vs Okafor (Paul gains possession)  06:05  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:53 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:34 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:32  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:02 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  04:47 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:47
[NOH 62-88]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:47
[NOH 63-88]
 
  04:35 Hill Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:35  
  04:26 Nash Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:26  
Team Rebound  04:26  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:26
[NOH 64-88]
 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:08  
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Posey  04:08  
  04:08
[PHX 89-64]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:08 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  04:08
[PHX 90-64]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:54
[NOH 66-90]
 
  03:25
[PHX 92-66]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Paul Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  03:20
[NOH 68-92]
 
  03:05 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:03  
Paul Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:03  
Paul Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:03  
  03:03 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  03:03  
  02:57 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:57 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:57 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Brown Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:52  
  02:37
[PHX 95-68]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK)  02:09  
  02:07 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:52 Richardson Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  01:52 Richardson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  01:52 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Armstrong Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  01:38
[NOH 70-95]
 
  01:21 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Paul (4 ST) 
Paul Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:16
[NOH 72-95]
 
  01:03 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:01  
Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (3 BLK)  00:55.9  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:52.9  
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (1 AST)  00:49.5
[NOH 75-95]
 
  00:41.6
[PHX 98-75]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Paul Running Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:35.4
[NOH 77-98]
 
  00:22.3
[PHX 101-77]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Frye (5 AST) 
  00:05.1 Dragic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Armstrong Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:37 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:32 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:32 Team Rebound 
Posey Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:32  
  11:27
[PHX 103-77]
Barbosa Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:09 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:01 Dragic Turnover : Traveling (5 TO) 
Armstrong Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  10:52  
  10:32
[PHX 106-77]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:07
[NOH 80-106]
 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:54  
  09:54
[PHX 107-80]
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:54
[PHX 108-80]
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Posey Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:35  
Armstrong Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:35
[NOH 82-108]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:35  
  09:22 Barbosa Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
  09:17 Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  09:17 Frye Substitution replaced by Clark 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:17
[NOH 83-108]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:04 Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:02  
  08:57 Dragic Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:57  
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:57
[NOH 84-108]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:57
[NOH 85-108]
 
  08:36 Amundson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST) 
Collison Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST)  08:33
[NOH 87-108]
 
  08:18
[PHX 110-87]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  07:59 Amundson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Collison Substitution replaced by Brown  07:59  
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:59
[NOH 88-110]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:59  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  07:59  
  07:59 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Armstrong Tip Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:37
[PHX 112-88]
Clark Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:09 Dragic Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:08 Dudley Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Songaila Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:07  
Posey Substitution replaced by Wright  07:07  
  07:02
[PHX 114-88]
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Songaila Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:44  
  06:28 Clark Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Thornton Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:27  
  06:19
[PHX 116-88]
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:06 Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:02 Clark Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:57  
Brown Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  05:56
[NOH 90-116]
 
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Collison  05:48  
  05:48
[PHX 117-90]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:48 Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:47  
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  05:27
[NOH 92-117]
 
  05:04
[PHX 120-92]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dragic (7 AST) 
  04:49 Barbosa Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  04:49 Dudley Substitution replaced by Collins 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:44
[NOH 94-120]
 
  04:27 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:25  
Wright Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:14 Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:07 Barbosa Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Armstrong Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  03:54
[NOH 96-120]
 
  03:31 Clark Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:29  
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:24
[NOH 98-120]
 
  03:08 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:05  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:55 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:51 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Tucker 
  02:39
[PHX 122-98]
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST)  02:17
[NOH 100-122]
 
  01:53 Collins Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:50  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:48  
Armstrong Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:37  
  01:37
[PHX 123-100]
Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:37 Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:35  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:20 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Armstrong Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:20  
  01:20
[PHX 124-100]
Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:20 Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:19  
Collison Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:14
[NOH 102-124]
 
  00:55.9 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Songaila (1 BLK) 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:53.5  
Brown Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:52.0
[NOH 104-124]
 
  00:40.6 Dragic Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (6 TO) 
Armstrong Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  00:31.1  
Armstrong Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:31.1  
  00:10.9 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:08.7 Dragic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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SCORE Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3

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