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Postgame Central: Suns @ Warriors - Dec 2, 2010

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December 2, 2010 ORACLE Arena
Jason Richardson
25 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST
Monta Ellis
38 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST

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The Suns sunk all but 1 of their free throws on Thursday night going 21-for-22. The Warriors shot 10-of-17 for 59%.

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“There’s a great group of point guards in the NBA. (Russell)Westbrook, (Derrick) Rose, Deron Williams, Chris Paul and (Rajon) Rondo you can go on, there’s a whole list of up and coming guys. But Steve (Nash) is still a top 5 point guard. He’s still able to go out there, get 18 assists and control the game. It’s amazing what he’s doing at his age and still able to be a top five point guard.”
-- Jason Richardson

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@PhoenixSuns way to finish the game! Goodjob and congrats on the win you're awesome! LOVE you Nash! - theycallmeTTTT
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Suns finish off Warriors on the road.
OAKLAND, Calif.(AP) Jason Richardson scored 25 points against his former team and Grant Hill added 24 to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 107-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

Steve Nash added 13 points and matched his season high with 16 assists as the Suns beat Golden State for the ninth time in 11 meetings. Channing Frye had 10 points, matching his career best with a 10th straight double-figure game, and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Monta Ellis scored 38 points for the Warriors, who have lost four straight at home and seven of eight overall. David Lee added 25 points and Dorell Wright had 10 points and a season-high 10 rebounds.

The Suns led 52-49 at the half. The teams both surpassed the century mark for the 18th straight time in their series, dating to January, 2006.

Richardson and Hill combined to shoot 73 percent (19 of 26) from the field, while the rest of the team combined for 44.6 percent.

Phoenix took a 75-72 lead into the fourth quarter. Jared Dudley sank a pair of free throws with 6:53 remaining to put the Suns up 93-79, their biggest lead of the night.

The Warriors scored the next 10 points, with Rodney Carney capping the rally with a 3-pointer from the corner. Ellis missed a pair of free throws that would have closed the gap to one and the Suns took advantage to pad their lead. The Warriors never got any closer.

The Suns scored the final nine points of the first quarter to open a 31-20 advantage.

NOTES: The Warriors play 11 of their next 16 games on the road. ... Ellis reached 30 points for the fourth time this season and 44th of his career. ... Hill extended his double-figure scoring streak to nine games, the most since he scored in 10 straight in December, 2007. ... Richardson averages 23.0 points against the Warriors, his most against any team. ... Warriors C Andris Biedrins left the game in the fourth quarter with stomach pain.