NBA: Phoenix 103, Minnesota 89

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Boris Diaw had 31 points and 11 rebounds Monday while leading the Phoenix Suns to a 103-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NBA: Washington 112, Phoenix 111

PHOENIX, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Gilbert Arenas scored 41 points as the visiting Washington Wizards held on to beat the Phoenix Suns, 112-111, at America West Arena.

NBA: Phoenix 101, NOH 88

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Eddie House scored 16 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 101-88 victory over the Hornets.

Yao leads 2006 All-Star Game balloting

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Houston Rockets center Yao Ming leads all vote-getters after the first returns in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game.

NBA: Dallas 102, Phoenix 96

DALLAS, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points and 13 rebounds Wednesday as the Dallas Mavericks posted a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

NBA: New Orleans 91, Phoenix 87

PHOENIX, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- J.R. Smith set the pace with 26 points and 10 rebounds Monday as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets defeated the Phoenix Suns, 91-87.

NBA: Phoenix 85, New York 81

PHOENIX, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Steve Nash scored 19 points and dished out nine assists to lead the Phoenix Suns over the New York Knicks, 85-81, at America West Arena.

NBA: Phoenix 118, Golden State 110

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Steve Nash scored 28 points and made 14 assists to lead the visiting Phoenix Suns to their eighth consecutive win, 118-110, over the Golden State Warriors.

NBA: Phoenix 130, Portland 85

PHOENIX, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- James Jones had 22 points to lead eight Phoenix players in double figure scoring Tuesday when the Suns ran up a 130-85 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

NBA: Phoenix 102, Denver 97

PHOENIX, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Eddie House scored nine straight points during a decisive 12-0 run in the fourth quarter, as the Phoenix Suns beat the Denver Nuggets, 102-97.

NBA: Phoenix 109, Indiana 91

PHOENIX, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Steve Nash had 31 points, nine assists and eight rebounds Wednesday while leading the Phoenix Suns to a 109-91 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Nash and Wallace get NBA weekly honors

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns and Charlotte's Gerald Wallace of the Charlotte Bobcats were named the NBA's players of the week Monday.

NBA: Phoenix 92, New Jersey 81

PHOENIX, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Steve Nash scored 27 points as the Phoenix Suns continued their home dominance of the New Jersey Nets with a 92-81 victory at America West Arena.

NBA: Phoenix 100, Houston 88

HOUSTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Shawn Marion compiled 19 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday night as Phoenix beat the Houston Rockets, 100-88.

NBA: Phoenix 90, Toronto 82

PHOENIX, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Shawn Marion had 28 points and 18 rebounds and keyed a late run Tuesday to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 90-82 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
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Steve Nash
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, steals the ball from Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash during the first half of Game 5 of their Western Conference Final series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 27, 2010. The Lakers defeated the Suns 103-101. UPI Photo/Lori Shepler

Stephen John "Steve" Nash, OC, OBC (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nash enjoyed a successful high-school basketball career, and he was eventually given a scholarship by Santa Clara University. In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and Nash was twice named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year.

After graduating from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists, Nash entered the 1996 NBA Draft and was selected as the 15th pick by the Phoenix Suns. He made a minimal impact, and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998. By his third season with the Mavericks, he was voted into his first NBA All-Star Game and had earned his first All-NBA selection. Together with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley, Nash led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals the following season. However, he became a free agent after the 2003–04 season and returned to the Phoenix Suns.

In the 2004–05 season, Nash led the Suns to the Western Conference Finals, and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP). He was named MVP again in the 2005–06 season, and missed out on a third consecutive MVP title to Nowitzki the next season. Named by ESPN in 2006 as the ninth greatest point guard of all time, Nash has led the league in assists and free-throw percentage at various points in his career. He is also ranked as one of the top players in NBA league history for three-point shooting, free-throw shooting, total assists and assists per game.

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