The Phoenix Suns ended a two-game skid with last night's 110-106 victory over the better team from Florida, in part thanks to the return of Raja Bell. Bell drained four threes and ended with 20 points to help keep Phoenix on top despite Dwight Howard's boggling 30 points and 23 rebounds for Orlando, reports the Arizona Republic.
Although Hedo Turkoglu added 25 points and Rashard Lewis put up 18, the rest of the Magic stayed in the single digits. Phoenix coach Mike D'Antoni, who put only eight men on the floor over the course of the game, saw six of them score at least 15. Steve Nash, with 15 points and 14 assists, missed his first free throw of the season.