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Steve Nash scores double-double in Suns loss to Spurs

Tim Duncan scored a season-high 24 points and added 11 rebounds to pace the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-91 victory over the visiting Phoenix Suns on Sunday.

Tony Parker added 17 points and nine assists and DeJuan Blair scored 14 points as San Antonio improved to 9-0 at home.

Marcin Gortat had 24 points and 15 rebounds and Steve Nash had 20 points and 10 assists for Phoenix, which lost its fourth straight contest.

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The Suns rallied back from a 19-point second-quarter deficit and trailed 94-89 after Nash's basket with 4:41 left. But Parker hit a runner, Richard Jefferson drained a 20-footer and Duncan nailed a 17-footer to boost the lead back to 11 points with 1:47 to play.

Duncan made 10 of 14 shots and passed Gary Payton for 26th place on the all-time scoring list. Duncan has 22,829 career points.

Markieff Morris added 14 points and Jared Dudley scored 12 for Phoenix.

Kawhi Leonard scored 12 points for San Antonio.

San Antonio led 56-42 at halftime lead, but Phoenix narrowed its deficit to six points with just over four minutes left in the third quarter.

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