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Postgame Central: Suns @ Pistons - April 2, 2010



Suns @ Pistons
April 2, 2010

Suns Win 10th in a Row

DETROIT (AP) Amare Stoudemire scored 27 points on 13-of-15 shooting, and the Phoenix Suns won their 10th straight with a 109-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

The loss was Detroit's 10th in a row and 17th in 19 games.

Jared Dudley added a career-high 20 points, hitting 6-of-7 3-pointers, and Grant Hill had 17 against the team where he started his career.

Reserve guard Ben Gordon scored 20 points for Detroit, while Tayshaun Prince added 17.

Stoudemire had 19 points in the first half, helping Phoenix to a 56-50 lead. The Western Conference player of the month for March missed only one of his 10 field-goal attempts in the half, and responded by dunking his own offensive rebound. His only other miss of the night was a blown dunk in the third quarter.

Jason Richardson, playing in his home state, started the third period with a 3-pointer, and the Pistons never seriously threatened in the second half.

NOTES: Richard Hamilton missed his second straight game with an ankle injury, while Jason Maxiell sat out after straining a back muscle on Wednesday. ... Hill and Ben Wallace picked up technical fouls for arguing first-half calls, while Stoudemire was given an unusual technical in the third. After a collision with Jonas Jerebko, he threw the ball at the Swedish rookie. It appeared that he was simply trying to knock the ball out-of-bounds off Jerebko, but official John Goble called him for a technical. ... Charlie Villanueva played 18 minutes after being benched for Detroit's previous game.

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