Amare Stoudemire scored 36 points and the Phoenix Suns withstood Carmelo Anthony’s first career triple-double and the loss of Steve Nash to beat the ailing Denver Nuggets 113-108 Monday night.
Leandro Barbosa added 20 points for the Suns, who overcame a 10-point third-quarter deficit. His 3-pointer gave the Suns a 100-95 lead with 4 minutes remaining, and the Nuggets never recovered despite staying in the game until the final seconds.
Anthony had 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Nash aggravated his right shoulder injury in the first half and sat out after halftime, finishing with nine points and seven assists in 17 minutes.
Lakers 90, Hawks 83: At Atlanta, Kobe Bryant scored nine straight fourth-quarter points to lead Los Angeles to a victory over Atlanta.
Bryant finished with 27 points, including 11 in the final period.
Warriors 113, Pacers 98: At Indianapolis, Stephen Jackson scored a season-high 36 points against his former team, and Golden State beat Indiana.
Al Harrington, another player involved in the Jan. 17 trade, had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Warriors.
76ers 100, Nets 98 (OT): At Philadelphia, Andre Iguodala had 23 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to give the 76ers an overtime victory over New Jersey, the Nets’ second OT loss in two days.
Samuel Dalembert scored 14 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and Andre Miller had 18 points.
Heat 113, Bobcats 93: At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and Shaquille O’Neal had his best scoring performance since returning from a 32 game absence, to lead Miami over Charlotte.
O’Neal scored 19 first-half points on 9-of-10 shooting and finished with 22.
Adam Morrison contributed nine points for Charlotte.
Rockets 105, Timberwolves 77: At Houston, Tracy McGrady scored 16 of his 32 points in the third quarter to lead Houston to a victory over Minnesota.
Luther Head went 5 of 7 from 3-point range and had 20 points for the Rockets.
Jazz 100, Bulls 95: At Salt Lake City, Mehmet Okur scored 12 of Utah’s final 14 points, and the Jazz beat Chicago.
Okur finished with 20 points, scoring 12 straight despite playing with five fouls through most of the fourth quarter.
Kings 105, Hornets 99: At Sacramento, Calif., Ron Artest scored 20 points and tied a career high with nine assists, leading Sacramento over New Orleans.
It was the Kings’ second win in two games with assistant Scott Brooks running the team in place of head coach Eric Musselman, who was serving a two-game suspension for driving under the influence.
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