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Stoudemire too much for Hornets in Suns win


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Monday March 15, 2010 12:33AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- Amar'e Stoudemire could be entering the final month or so of his Suns' career.

If so, they might as well squeeze every win out of him that they can.

Stoudemire played on one level, and everyone else Sunday night was at least a notch below as the Suns outlasted the Hornets, 120-106.

The Hornets tried to match the Suns' fast tempo, an approach that can have brutal results for teams that don't have the Suns' firepower.

Within minutes of tipoff, the Suns roared ahead 23-11 after 3-pointers by Steve Nash and Jason Richardson.

The Hornets narrowed the gap to 55-49 by halftime and even briefly took the lead early in the second half.

But Stoudemire was there to lift them back up with a series of spectacular slams that served notice he appears have fully regained his old explosiveness.

"I'm back," Stoudemire said, explaining he's lost 20 pounds since training camp.

Before that, he'd been unable to engage in any basketball activities while he recovered from two eye operations.

"That was the longest I've ever been away from basketball," said Stoudemire. "I'm back in great shape. Everything is back at 100 percent."

Stoudemire has been unable to reach an agreement on a new contract with the Suns, and could become a free agent this summer.

Against the Hornets, he had 36 points and 12 rebounds.

He was helped when the Hornets' David West picked up his third and fourth fouls in the third quarter, allowed Stoudemire to attack the slower Emeka Okafor.

Nash, playing in his 1,000th NBA game (he's the 10th active player to reach the milestone), had 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting and 12 assists.

Suns coach Alvin Gentry joked with Nash during a pre-game tribute, saying, "Do you know how old you have to be to play 1,000 games?"

That Nash has played in 1,000 games is particularly impressive considering the fast pace at which he's played through much of his career, Gentry said.

"It's unbelievable," the Suns coach said.

For the Hornets, Marcus Thornton put up 28 points off the bench while West added 24. Okafor had 15 points and 12 boards.

Of Thornton, Gentry said, "I'm not sure there's an answer for him. Every time we got into him, he took a couple steps back (and knocked down shots)."

Though the Hornets' prospects are grim, "I'm proud of how our team competed," coach Jeff Bower said.

"There is something to play for. There is still an opportunity to get a win.

"There are areas to improve both offensively and defensively and ultimately a chance to compete every night against an NBA opponent."

The Suns got a huge scare midway through the third quarter.

That's when graybeard small forward Grant Hill put his head down and attacked the basket in a halfcourt set. He ended up falling hard and hit the back of his head on the floor.

After a brief stoppage, Hill was able to walk off the floor but did not return.

The Suns were evaluating Hill after the game to try to determine whether he suffered a concussion.

By moving to 41-26, the Suns edged ahead of the idle Spurs into the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference standings.

They've won 15 of their last 20 games, and they have a favorable schedule the rest of the way.

At 32-35, the Hornets have only a remote shot at making the playoffs.

Before the game, Bower said injured guard Chris Paul will return before season's end. He has missed 21 games after undergoing surgery on his left knee.

Previously he missed eight games with an ankle problem.

"They're just depleted," Gentry said of the Hornets, who were without Paul and injured forwards James Posey and Peja Stojakovic. "Jeff Bower has done a great job....but they're playing rookies 40 minutes. They have no backups."

For the Suns, injured guard Leandro Barbosa should be able to return Tuesday, at home vs. the Timberwolves, Gentry announced.

Barbosa has been out since late January with a wrist injury. He has missed 23 games because of the problem.

Hornets
Suns
     
    • 46.7%

    • 57.5%

    • 46.7%

    • 50.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH PHX
Total Rebounds 3 9
Offensive Rebounds 14 5
Turnovers 13 18
Fast Break Pts: 18 12
Biggest Lead: 2 22
Points in the Paint: 52 52
NOH PHX
p Thornton   28 Stoudemire   36
rb Okafor   12 Stoudemire   12
a Collison   10 Nash   12
s 5 players   2 Dudley   3
b 2 players   1 Hill   2
 
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  • 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
J. Wright F 40:14 3-8 0-0 1-4 -4 2 2 4 2 0 2 3 1 0 7
D. West F 34:16 7-15 0-1 10-10 -12 3 4 7 2 4 2 0 0 1 24
E. Okafor C 33:24 7-12 0-0 1-3 -8 4 8 12 2 5 0 1 0 0 15
M. Peterson G 27:54 4-11 3-6 2-2 -13 1 3 4 4 5 2 3 0 0 13
D. Collison G 40:41 6-14 0-1 1-1 -27 1 3 4 10 2 2 3 0 1 13
M. Thornton   35:14 12-21 4-7 0-0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 28
A. Gray   12:19 1-3 0-0 0-0 +4 3 2 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 2
D. Songaila   15:58 2-6 0-0 0-0 -10 0 4 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 4
S. Marks DND - Strained Right Shoulder
C. Paul DND - Left Knee Surgery
J. Posey DND - Flu-Like Symptoms
P. Stojakovic DND - Lower Abdominal Strain
Total   240 42-90 7-15 15-20   14 27 41 22 23 11 13 2 3 106
  46.7% 46.7% 75.0%   team rebs: 3 total to: 14
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 23:44 2-5 0-0 2-2 +13 1 6 7 1 1 1 2 2 1 6
A. Stoudemire F 31:50 11-17 0-0 14-14 +18 3 9 12 0 2 0 3 1 0 36
R. Lopez C 22:17 4-5 0-0 2-3 +11 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 10
J. Richardson G 31:56 9-15 2-5 0-2 +24 0 4 4 4 1 0 4 0 1 20
S. Nash G 28:58 5-7 2-2 1-1 +12 0 2 2 12 2 0 3 0 0 13
J. Dudley   26:45 4-6 2-4 3-4 +5 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 13
C. Frye   21:25 1-4 0-1 0-0 +10 0 5 5 5 3 2 2 0 0 2
G. Dragic   22:23 2-5 1-3 0-0 +3 0 1 1 5 2 0 3 0 0 5
L. Amundson   16:10 3-5 0-0 2-5 -4 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 8
E. Clark   05:56 1-3 1-1 4-4 -8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
T. Griffin   04:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Collins   04:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 42-73 8-16 28-35   5 33 38 29 16 6 18 3 2 120
  57.5% 50.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 18

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu
  • Suns: Barbosa

technical fouls

  • Hornets: West
  • Suns: Stoudemire

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #56 Mark Ayotte, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18218
  • Duration: 2:21
New Orleans Hornets (32-35) Phoenix Suns (41-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Okafor (Richardson gains possession)
  11:38
[PHX 2-0]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Collison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:12
[NOH 2-2]
 
  11:02 Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Collison Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:56
[NOH 4-2]
 
  10:36
[PHX 4-4]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  10:09
[NOH 6-4]
 
  09:57
[PHX 6-6]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:57  
  09:57
[PHX 7-6]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:39 Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:20
[PHX 9-6]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:57  
West Tip Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:50
[PHX 11-6]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST) 
Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:35 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:29 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:28  
  08:24 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:24  
Team Rebound  08:24  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:24
[NOH 7-11]
 
  08:08 Stoudemire Hook Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:07  
Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  08:02  
  08:00 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:56 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:55  
  07:49 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Peterson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:49
[NOH 8-11]
 
Peterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:49
[NOH 9-11]
 
  07:32
[PHX 13-9]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:18
[PHX 15-9]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:44
[PHX 17-9]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Okafor Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  06:29
[NOH 11-17]
 
  06:21
[PHX 20-11]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:09  
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  05:59  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:58  
  05:58 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:58  
Team Rebound  05:58  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:58  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:57  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:43
[PHX 23-11]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
West Reverse Dunk Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:28 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:23
[PHX 25-11]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:54 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:17
[PHX 27-11]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Peterson (1 AST)  04:03
[NOH 13-27]
 
  03:53
[PHX 29-13]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:42
[NOH 15-29]
 
Peterson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:37  
  03:37 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  03:37 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
Wright Substitution replaced by Thornton  03:37  
  03:37 Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:37 Team Rebound 
  03:37 Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:36  
Okafor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:17  
  03:01 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:00  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:51  
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST)  02:48
[NOH 18-29]
 
  02:22
[PHX 31-18]
Nash Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:55  
  01:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Peterson Substitution replaced by Wright  01:55  
  01:55 Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:55 Team Rebound 
  01:55
[PHX 32-18]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:13 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:12  
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST)  01:01
[NOH 20-32]
 
  00:47.9 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Okafor Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:29.4 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:24.3
[PHX 34-20]
Richardson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
  00:05.0 Nash Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:05.0 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  00:05.0 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Collison Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:00.3
[NOH 22-34]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (32-35) Phoenix Suns (41-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
West Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:43
[NOH 24-34]
 
  11:15 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:14  
  10:54 Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:46  
Gray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  10:43  
  10:35
[PHX 37-24]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
Gray Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:09  
  10:00 Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:00
[NOH 25-37]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:00
[NOH 26-37]
 
Collison Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:53  
West Substitution replaced by Songaila  09:53  
  09:45 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Gray Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:27  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:11 Amundson Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Team Rebound 
  09:05 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Thornton Running Bank shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:39 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST)  08:34
[NOH 28-37]
 
  08:13 Frye Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:13 Frye Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:13  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:36
[PHX 39-28]
Amundson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  07:17  
  07:09 Jump Ball Hill vs Thornton (Dudley gains possession) 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:58  
  06:58
[PHX 40-28]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:58
[PHX 41-28]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  06:53  
Songaila Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:53  
Gray Substitution replaced by West  06:53  
  06:49 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:48  
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST)  06:36
[NOH 30-41]
 
  06:22 Amundson Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:21  
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (2 BLK)  06:16  
  06:15 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:08
[PHX 44-30]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:59  
  05:59 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  05:59 Dragic Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  05:59 Amundson Substitution replaced by Nash 
Collison Substitution replaced by Peterson  05:59  
Songaila Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:43
[NOH 32-44]
 
  05:23 Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:16  
Peterson Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:13  
West Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:13
[NOH 34-44]
 
  05:13 Stoudemire Technical 
West Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  05:13
[NOH 35-44]
 
  05:13 Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor  05:13  
  05:04 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:03 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:50 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST) 
Peterson Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  04:45  
Peterson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:45  
  04:37 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Peterson (1 ST) 
  04:36 Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Peterson Substitution replaced by Collison  04:36  
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:07 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:06  
Collison Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:01
[NOH 37-44]
 
  03:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:45
[PHX 46-37]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
  03:25 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Wright Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  03:23
[NOH 39-46]
 
  03:15
[PHX 48-39]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Team Rebound 
  02:40 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:39  
Collison Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:32
[NOH 41-48]
 
  02:32 Nash Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  02:32
[NOH 42-48]
 
  02:21 Richardson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:19  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:58  
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:53
[NOH 44-48]
 
  01:36
[PHX 50-44]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:11
[NOH 46-50]
 
  00:59.9 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:58.7 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:58.7 Lopez Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
  00:57.6 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
West Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:55.9  
  00:55.9
[PHX 51-46]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:55.9 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  00:55.9
[PHX 52-46]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.5 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
West Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  00:26.7  
  00:26.7
[PHX 53-46]
Stoudemire Free Throw Technical (13 PTS) 
Okafor Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:19.0  
  00:19.0
[PHX 54-46]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:19.0
[PHX 55-46]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST)  00:00.9
[NOH 49-55]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (32-35) Phoenix Suns (41-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST)  11:45
[NOH 51-55]
 
  11:26 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:25  
West Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Collison (7 AST)  11:14
[NOH 53-55]
 
  10:57 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Peterson (2 ST) 
Wright Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collison (8 AST)  10:53
[NOH 55-55]
 
  10:41 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:40  
West Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Peterson (2 AST)  10:23
[NOH 57-55]
 
  10:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:02
[PHX 57-57]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Peterson Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:36
[PHX 59-57]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
  09:24 Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:14 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK)  09:12  
  09:10 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:58 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Team Rebound 
  08:52
[PHX 61-57]
Stoudemire Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
West Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:52  
  08:52
[PHX 62-57]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:32 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Collison (2 ST) 
  08:32 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:32
[NOH 58-62]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  08:32
[NOH 59-62]
 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:21  
  08:21
[PHX 63-59]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:21 Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:20 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:07
[PHX 65-59]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
West Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:37  
West Substitution replaced by Thornton  07:37  
Peterson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:34  
  07:34
[PHX 66-59]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Peterson Substitution replaced by Songaila  07:34  
  07:34
[PHX 67-59]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:09
[PHX 69-59]
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:00  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:48
[NOH 61-69]
 
  06:32 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:08  
Songaila Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:53  
  05:53
[PHX 70-61]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  05:53
[PHX 71-61]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Team Rebound 
  05:22 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (1 BLK) 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:22  
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Collison (9 AST)  05:18
[NOH 63-71]
 
  05:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:14 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  05:03
[PHX 73-63]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  04:29
[PHX 75-63]
Stoudemire Running Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Thornton Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:21
[NOH 65-75]
 
Thornton Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  04:05  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Gray  04:05  
  04:05 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
  04:05
[PHX 76-65]
Nash Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  03:57 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:56  
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:52  
  03:34 Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gray (1 ST) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Collison (10 AST)  03:30
[NOH 67-76]
 
  03:22 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Team Rebound 
Collison Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:21  
  03:21
[PHX 77-67]
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:21 Richardson Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  03:21
[PHX 78-67]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:59
[PHX 81-67]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  02:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
Gray Substitution replaced by West  02:49  
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:33
[NOH 69-81]
 
  02:15
[PHX 83-69]
Dudley Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Dragic Violation:Kicked Ball  01:56  
Wright Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:51  
  01:41 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:40  
Nash Violation:Kicked Ball  01:35  
Songaila Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:27  
  01:17 Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  01:00 Dragic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Thornton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:51.6
[NOH 71-83]
 
  00:28.9 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:26.9  
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Songaila Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:44  
  11:44
[PHX 84-71]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  11:44
[PHX 85-71]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  11:31 Stoudemire Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
West Free Throw Technical (18 PTS)  11:31
[NOH 72-85]
 
West Jump Bank Shot: Made (20 PTS)  11:21
[NOH 74-85]
 
West Technical  11:21  
  11:21
[PHX 86-74]
Stoudemire Free Throw Technical (31 PTS) 
  11:06
[PHX 89-74]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST) 
Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (2 ST)  10:42  
  10:33
[PHX 91-74]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Richardson (3 AST) 
Songaila Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:33  
Team Timeout : Regular  10:33  
  10:33
[PHX 92-74]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (34 PTS) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dudley (2 ST)  10:29  
  10:23
[PHX 94-74]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (36 PTS) Assist: Richardson (4 AST) 
  10:04 Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  10:04
[NOH 75-94]
 
  10:04 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  10:04
[NOH 76-94]
 
  09:50
[PHX 96-76]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:18  
  09:18
[PHX 97-76]
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:18 Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:17  
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  09:02
[NOH 79-97]
 
  08:52 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:51  
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:35 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:20
[PHX 99-79]
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Frye (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:16  
Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor  08:16  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Okafor (2 AST)  07:59
[NOH 82-99]
 
  07:38 Dragic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Collison Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:28  
West Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:27  
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:25 Team Rebound 
Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:25  
  07:11 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Team Rebound 
  07:08
[PHX 101-82]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
Peterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:55  
Peterson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dudley (3 ST)  06:53  
  06:49
[PHX 103-82]
Richardson Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST) 
  06:34 Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  06:34
[NOH 83-103]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  06:34
[NOH 84-103]
 
  06:20
[PHX 106-84]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Frye (4 AST) 
Collison Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:08
[NOH 86-106]
 
  05:56
[PHX 108-86]
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:56  
  05:56 Timeout : Official 
  05:56 Richardson Substitution replaced by Clark 
West Substitution replaced by Wright  05:56  
Collison Substitution replaced by Gray  05:56  
  05:56 Amundson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:55  
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Peterson (3 AST)  05:37
[NOH 88-108]
 
  05:24
[PHX 110-88]
Amundson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Frye (5 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:02  
  04:49 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Peterson Jump Shot: Missed  04:40  
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  04:39  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:39
[NOH 90-110]
 
  04:39 Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  04:39
[NOH 91-110]
 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:18  
  04:18
[PHX 111-91]
Clark Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:18 Dudley Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  04:18 Frye Substitution replaced by Collins 
  04:18
[PHX 112-91]
Clark Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Peterson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  04:01  
  03:38 Clark Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:37  
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  03:29
[NOH 93-112]
 
  03:06 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  03:04  
Peterson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  02:59
[NOH 95-112]
 
  02:38 Clark Jump Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:37  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:26
[NOH 98-112]
 
  02:07 Amundson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
  02:04 Griffin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:04  
Gray Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:03  
Gray Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gray Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[PHX 113-98]
Clark Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:36
[PHX 114-98]
Clark Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS)  01:31
[NOH 101-114]
 
  01:20
[PHX 116-101]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.1
[PHX 119-101]
Clark 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  00:33.7
[NOH 104-119]
 
Peterson Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:16.6  
  00:16.6
[PHX 120-104]
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:16.6 Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:15.9  
Gray Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Peterson (4 AST)  00:07.7
[NOH 106-120]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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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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