NBA: Phoenix 96, Sacramento 88

March 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

PHOENIX, March 4 (UPI) -- Steve Nash scored 19 points to go with seven assists for Phoenix Sunday and the Suns surged in the fourth quarter for a 96-88 win over Sacramento.

Marcin Gortat put in 14 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, while Shannon Brown came off the bench to spark a decisive 11-1 fourth-quarter run with a pair of 3-pointers for the Suns, who wrapped up a six-game home stand with a victory.


Jared Dudley contributed 14 points, Brown finished with 13, and Channing Frye notched a double-double of 11 and 10 rebounds in the win.

Marcus Thornton had 21 points for the Kings, who dropped their ninth in 11 games.

Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 33 points and 21 rebounds for Sacramento.

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