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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