Phoenix Suns Survive Rally by Sacramento Kings; Up Tonight: Houston Rockets
Jared Dudley: Nine points of the bench.
Well, that was close (even though it shouldn't have been).
Late in the second quarter on Tuesday night, the Phoenix Suns led the Sacramento Kings by 20 points and looked as if they were going to wrap this one up early in the third quarter. Unbelievably, the score was tied with about eight minutes to go in the game. But the Suns wound up answering each of the Kings' attempts to overtake them in the game's final minutes to win 113-109 at Sacramento's Arco Arena.
Nash had a huge night, scoring 30 points and -- this is key -- going 13-for-13 from the free-throw line. Essentially, it was Nash's late free throws that won the game. He also dished out 12 assists to guys like Amar'e Stoudamire, who had 24 points, and Jason Richardson, who had 20, a much-welcomed return to form for JRich after three consecutive, injury-shortened, low-output games. Channing Frye scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds.
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