NBA: Suns rally for win over Nash, Lakers

2013-01-31T00:00:00Z NBA: Suns rally for win over Nash, LakersThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

PHOENIX - Michael Beasley scored a season-high 27 points and the Phoenix Suns rallied from 13 down in the fourth quarter to hand the Los Angeles Lakers their eighth straight road loss 92-86 on Wednesday night.

The dramatic comeback came in Steve Nash's first game in Phoenix since he left for the Lakers after last season.

The Lakers, who had won three straight - all at home - lost Dwight Howard when he reinjured his right shoulder with 6:57 to play.

Beasley, whose previous season best of 25 came two games earlier, scored on a scrambling layup as the shot clock was expiring to put the Suns ahead 88-86 with 43.8 seconds to play.

• Hawks 93, Raptors 92: In Atlanta, Al Horford scored 22 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 21 seconds remaining, and Atlanta beat short-handed Toronto. Longtime Raptors guard Jose Calderon and forward Ed Davis were traded to Memphis in a deal that will bring small forward Rudy Gay to Toronto.

• Spurs 102, Bobcats 78: In San Antonio, Tony Parker had 22 points as San Antonio extended its winning streak to nine games. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was back on the bench after missing three games with an illness.

• Nuggets 118, Rockets 110: In Denver, Danilo Gallinari scored a 27 points as Denver won its fifth straight and beat Houston for the third time this season.

• Jazz 104, Hornets 99: In Salt Lake City, Paul Millsap scored 25 points and Al Jefferson added 22 to lead Utah. Greivis Vasquez led the Hornets with 17 points but made just 8 of 21 shots.

• Heat 105, Nets 85: In New York, LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as Miami blew out Brooklyn in the second half to win its 13th straight over the Nets.

• Clippers 96, Timberwolves 90: In Minneapolis, Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 12 boards to lift Los Angeles.

• Bulls 104, Bucks 88: At Milwaukee, Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter to lead Chicago.

• Celtics 99, Kings 81: In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 16 points as Boston won its second game since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury.

• Knicks 113, Magic 97: In New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, to lead New York. The Magic lost its seventh straight and 18th in 20 games.

• Pacers 98, Pistons 79: In Indianapolis, Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help Indiana snap a three-game skid. Greg Monroe had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost four of the last five.

• 76ers 92, Wizards 84: In Philadelphia, Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and Nick Young added 18 to lead Philadelphia.

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