Warriors Vs. Suns: Steve Nash, Defense Lift Phoenix Over Golden State

The Phoenix Suns are playing defense, which indicates a coming run on canned goods and flashlight batteries due to the end of the world, so prepare accordingly. En route to a 112-88 win, Phoenix held the Golden State Warriors to 40 percent shooting from the floor and just six three-pointers. The Suns, meanwhile, lashed out for 52 percent shooting and 12 threes.

Steve Nash led the way for the Suns, scoring 18 points on 6-10 shooting and adding 11 assists. He did have seven turnovers, but he's Steve Nash! Your criticism is invalid. Monta Ellis scored just eight points on 4-13 shooting, and sidekick Stephen Curry (12 points in 24 minutes) didn't play much once the Suns ran the Warriors out of the building.

Phoenix, now 25-25, reached .500 for the first time since Dec. 19. The team's defense has been playing much better of late, and now ranks No. 26 in the league. Progress!

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