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NBA   FINAL IN 1ST OT  1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  1OT   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      PHOENIX          31   28   22   13   12    106  
      GOLDEN STATE     22   23   25   24   8     102     FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS:   PHO - JOE JOHNSON 23, SHAWN MARION 21, QUENTIN
                      RICHARDSON 21
                GSW - MIKE DUNLEAVY 24, DEREK FISHER 19, JASON
                      RICHARDSON 18

HIGH REBOUND:   PHO - SHAWN MARION 16, AMARE STOUDEMIRE 10, 
                      QUENTIN RICHARDSON 7
                GSW - ADONAL FOYLE 20, JASON RICHARDSON 12, 
                      MIKE DUNLEAVY 12

HIGH ASSISTS:   PHO - STEVE NASH 12, JIMMY JACKSON 5, JOE 
                      JOHNSON 4
                GSW - JASON RICHARDSON 5, DEREK FISHER 4, MIKE
                      DUNLEAVY 4

         ATT:   16,544

Box Score

PHOENIX (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Q Richardson 34 7-12 4-7 1-7 1 1 21 S Marion 47 8-15 5-7 3-16 1 2 21 A Stoudemire 37 2-8 5-9 3-10 2 2 9 J Johnson 50 10-21 2-3 1-6 4 3 23 S Nash 43 8-21 2-2 0-3 12 3 20 J Jackson 30 4-6 0-0 0-6 5 2 9 J Voskuhl 13 0-1 0-0 0-3 1 2 0 W Mccarty 11 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 3 3 B Outlaw DNP - COACH'S DECISION S Hunter DNP - COACH'S DECISION P Shirley DNP - COACH'S DECISION L Barbosa DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 265 40-87 18-28 8-52 26 18 106 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.460, FT-.643. 3-Point Goals: 8-16, .500 (Q Richardson 3-5, S Marion 0-2, J Johnson 1-3, S Nash 2-3, J Jackson 1-1, W Mccarty 1-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:9 (J Voskuhl 3, S Marion 2, Q Richardson 2, A Stoudemire 2). Turnovers:17 (S Nash 7, J Jackson 3, J Johnson 2, A Stoudemire 2, S Marion, J Voskuhl, Q Richardson). Steals: 3 (S Nash, S Marion, A Stoudemire). GOLDEN STATE (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Dunleavy 46 8-20 8-10 4-12 4 0 24 J Richardson 39 7-27 2-2 4-12 5 3 18 A Foyle 29 3-9 0-2 11-20 0 6 6 D Fisher 44 8-15 2-2 2-7 4 3 19 S Claxton 27 8-15 0-0 1-3 1 5 16 C Robinson 21 1-7 0-2 0-0 1 4 3 M Pietrus 12 1-6 0-0 1-3 1 0 2 C Cheaney 24 5-9 0-2 3-6 2 2 10 Z Cabarkapa 5 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 D Davis 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 E Najera 10 1-6 0-0 5-8 0 1 2 L Flores 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 265 43-11 12-20 31-72 18 26 102 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.364, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 4-29, .138 (M Dunleavy 0-5, J Richardson 2-9, D Fisher 1-5, C Robinson 1-5, M Pietrus 0-3, Z Cabarkapa 0-1, L Flores 0-1). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:2 (A Foyle, S Claxton). Turnovers:12 (S Claxton 3, D Fisher 2, J Richardson 2, L Flores 2, D Davis, A Foyle, M Dunleavy). Steals: 10 (J Richardson 3, M Dunleavy 3, S Claxton 2, C Robinson, D Fisher). ------------------------------------------------ PHOENIX 31 28 22 13 12 - 106 GOLDEN STATE 22 23 25 24 8 - 102 ------------------------------------------------ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,544. T: 2:33. Officials: Dan Crawford, Jess Kersey, Kevin Fehr.


Extended Box

PHOENIX (106) AT GOLDEN STATE (102) PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === Q RICHARDSON F 34 7-12 4-7 1 6 7 1 1 0 1 21 S MARION F 47 8-15 5-7 3 13 16 1 2 1 1 21 A STOUDEMIRE C 37 2-8 5-9 3 7 10 2 2 1 2 9 J JOHNSON G 50 10-21 2-3 1 5 6 4 3 0 2 23 S NASH G 43 8-21 2-2 0 3 3 12 3 1 7 20 J JACKSON 30 4-6 0-0 0 6 6 5 2 0 3 9 J VOSKUHL 13 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 W MCCARTY 11 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 3 B OUTLAW DNP - COACH'S DECISION S HUNTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION P SHIRLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION L BARBOSA DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 265 40-87 18-28 8 44 52 26 18 3 17 106 (.460) (.643) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 17 (20 PTS) GOLDEN STATE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M DUNLEAVY F 46 8-20 8-10 4 8 12 4 0 3 1 24 J RICHARDSON F 39 7-27 2-2 4 8 12 5 3 3 2 18 A FOYLE C 29 3-9 0-2 11 9 20 0 6 0 1 6 D FISHER G 44 8-15 2-2 2 5 7 4 3 1 2 19 S CLAXTON G 27 8-15 0-0 1 2 3 1 5 2 3 16 C ROBINSON 21 1-7 0-2 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 3 M PIETRUS 12 1-6 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 C CHEANEY 24 5-9 0-2 3 3 6 2 2 0 0 10 Z CABARKAPA 5 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 D DAVIS 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 E NAJERA 10 1-6 0-0 5 3 8 0 1 0 0 2 L FLORES 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 TOTALS 265 43-118 12-20 31 41 72 18 26 10 12 102 (.364) (.600) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 12 (4 PTS) PHOENIX 31 28 22 13 12 - 106 GOLDEN STATE 22 23 25 24 8 - 102 BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - J VOSKUHL 3, S MARION 2, Q RICHARDSON 2, A STOUDEMIRE 2. GOLDEN STATE - A FOYLE, S CLAXTON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 8-16 (.500), Q RICHARDSON 3-5, S MARION 0- 2, J JOHNSON 1-3, S NASH 2-3, J JACKSON 1-1, W MCCARTY 1-2. GOLDEN STATE 4- 29 (.138), M DUNLEAVY 0-5, J RICHARDSON 2-9, D FISHER 1-5, C ROBINSON 1- 5, M PIETRUS 0-3, Z CABARKAPA 0-1, L FLORES 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, JESS KERSEY, KEVIN FEHR. A - 16,544. T - 2:33.


Game Story

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Suns nearly were the victims of a comeback. Fortunately for them, they rallied twice to reclaim the league's best record. Jim Jackson hit a turnaround jumper with just under 20 seconds remaining as the Suns overcame a four-point deficit with less than a minute to go to post a 106-102 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors. Combined with San Antonio's 96-92 loss at Miami, Phoenix (40-12) moved into a tie with the Spurs for the best record in the NBA, an honor the Suns have held for most of the season. "It is big because we hadn't played well," Phoenix coach Mike D'Antoni said. "Anytime you win on the road not playing well ... you know we'd felt a heck of lot worse if we lost this game. It was good for us and we gutted it out and we'll have to do that sometimes. We'll have to learn to win playing ugly, so this helps." Golden State led, 102-98, with 2:06 left on a pair of free throws by Mike Dunleavy Jr., who scored 24 points. Joe Johnson, who scored 23 points, responded with a three-point play with 53 seconds to play. "It was very important," Johnson said. "I thought it was a pretty big play. It was something we needed. We needed a boost. I didn't think we had energy tonight and I think that play got us over the hump." After a miss by Speedy Claxton, who scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, Jackson was isolated on the left side and drained his jumper with 19 seconds left to give Phoenix the lead for good at 103-102. "It was just a switch," Jackson said. "I had it first and then I kicked it back out to Amare (Stoudemire) and then Amare threw it right back in so that's just good recognition on his part and our team's part with a mismatch at that particular point in the game." "That's the only time I really got a chance to play for the most part," Claxton said of his late-game heroics. "For the whole game I was in foul trouble, so I really couldn't help them out too much until the fourth. I kind of got relaxed and the refs weren't on me so much." Jason Richardson capped a woeful 7-of-27 shooting performance with misses on the Warriors' final two possessions that sealed the victory for the Suns. The latter was a drive to the basket in which he was met by two Suns defenders. "That close, it's kind of hard to pass it to somebody," Richardson said of his final shot attempt. "I'll live with that, it's a layup. I just missed it. Anytime you go to the basket you feel like you're fouled. They made a good call." "It's a confidence factor somewhere," Golden State coach Mike Montgomery said. "We just get nervous at the end of the game and we need to get some confidence in our abilities. It probably has to do with experience over and over and over again." The Suns led by double digits for most of the game, thanks to 62 percent (23-of-37) shooting in the first half. They took an 81-70 advantage into the fourth quarter. "Things happen during the course of the game," Jackson said. "For us, we got comfortable where we were at more than anything else. We were up 15-20 points, we got comfortable." Utilizing a 72-52 rebounding advantage - including a season-best 31 offensive boards, the Warriors stormed back by scoring the first 12 points of the period. They eventually took a 92-85 lead on a follow shot by Adonal Foyle, who tied a career best with 20 rebounds. "They must have had about 30 offensive rebounds," Jackson added. "If you're talking about winning a championship and doing some things later on, if we don't take care of this end of the court, no championship will be won and going into the second half of the season that's what we have to be cognizant of." Despite shooting 34 percent (17-of-50) after halftime, Phoenix rallied behind Shawn Marion, who scored six of his 21 points in the last three minutes of regulation as the teams headed into the extra session tied at 94-94. Marion kept a simplistic view of the victory after the game. "A win is a win man," Marion said. "It didn't mean anything if it was special or not, a W is a W. I'd rather have a W than an L any day."


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