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Suns Lose To Spurs In Game Highlighted By Emotional Farewell To Steve Nash

In what very well could be Steve Nash's last game played in a Suns uniform, Phoenix and San Antonio managed to put on a show basketball game. Neither team had anything to play for an it showed in the level of competition.

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and four key players (Parker, Duncan, Ginobili and Neal) weren't even in the same state the game was played. The Suns were without injured Channing Frye and Grant Hill and limited Nash to 17 minutes.

Eventually, thanks to the laws of sports physics, someone had to win the game and by default the victor was was Spurs by the score of 110-106. It wasn't pretty.

In one of the cooler moments this reporter has ever witnessed from an Arizona sports crowd, a chant was started around the five minute mark in the game -- "WE WANT STEVE".

Eventually, the entire arena was standing and shouting for one more appearance from their hero. Nash did check back in briefly and received a huge ovation or appreciate for his time with the Suns.

Just to be clear, while Nash will be a free agent, he's not said he's leaving and in fact has given every indication that he will consider returning to the Suns. That drama will play out and be finalized in early to mid July.

The Spurs were led by Tiago Splitter's career-high 26 points on 10-13 shooting in just 20 minutes and Patty Mills career-high 27 points on 9-23 shooting. The Suns got 21 points from Shannon Brown and 20 points from Sebastian Telfair.

For more postgame reaction, head over to Bright Side of the Sun.