April 4, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) and Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez (15) battle for a rebound during the second half at Energy Solutions Arena. The Suns defeated the Jazz 107-105. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
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The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets took turns leading for about 45 minutes on Friday night. It was the final three that doomed the Suns. In what was a very tough loss for Phoenix, the team faltered down the stretch and fell to Denver by a score of 105-99 on the road.
With 3:09 remaining in the fourth quarter, Steve Nash hit a jumper to take a 98-97 lead. That would be the final basket of the evening for the Suns, who would be outscored 8-1 in the final three minutes. Nash had a fine performance with 14 points and 11 rebounds, but it just wasn't enough against a talented Nuggets team.
Aaron Afflalo had a huge night scoring 30 points while going 11-for-19 from the field, while Al Harrington had 13 off the bench. Denver turned the ball over just five times and recorded 24 assists.
The Suns are now 28-27 this season and have yet another game on Saturday evening against the Lakers. Tipoff from U.S. Airways Center is set for 7 p.m.
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The Suns, fresh off a big win in Utah, have another big game on the schedule Friday night in Denver. A win would put them in a virtual tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.