Stoudemire Has 21 in Suns Win

Result doesn't change playoff positioning
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 12:11 AM CDT
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, is defended by Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal (32) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, April 9, 2008.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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(Newser) – Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points and five other Phoenix players scored in double digits in the Suns' 96-79 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The Suns won their second game in a row on the second night of a back-to-back and remained in sixth place in the Western Conference.

Shaquille O'Neal had eight of his 16 points in the decisive fourth quarter and grabbed nine rebounds for Phoenix. Steve Nash scored 12 points _ including eight in the fourth quarter _ and had 10 assists. Tim Duncan scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds for the Spurs, and Tony Parker added 20 points. The two teams continue to jockey for seeding in the tight Western Conference.