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Steve Nash Passes Gary Payton On Assist Leader Board, Moves Into Seventh Place

Steve Nash had an off night. He said so himself after the Suns 102-101 win over the Jazz, claiming the he just wasn't feeling it.

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An off night for the 37-year-old Nash meant 20 points and 14 assists. With his ninth assist of the game he passed Gary Payton and moved into seventh place on the NBA's all-time assist list. Nash now has 8,972 assists for his career.

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After the game he talked about his history with Gary Payton and what it means to pass him on the list.

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"He was always good to me. I remember my junior year in college (Santa Clara) he invited me to work out in his back yard in Oakland. It was pretty cool.

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"It's amazing to know where I was then and to pass him is like beyond my wildest dreams. I love the guy."

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Nash, by the way, also leads the NBA with 34 double-digits assists this season and his 31 double-doubles is the most among NBA guards. But he's not an All-Star. Go figure.

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