Suns fend off Magic

Suns fend off Magic

The Phoenix Suns were outplayed in the fourth quarter, but held on for a hard-fought 113-112 victory over the Orlando Magic Friday night.

Phoenix failed to cover the slight 2-point spread, while the combined 225 points sailed OVER the posted total of 210.

Steve Nash had 21 points, five rebounds and 10 assists for the Suns, while Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson also had 17 points in the win.

Dwight Howard went for 19 points and seven rebounds for the Magic, and Rashard Lewis had 18 in the loss.