March 15, 2009
NBA: Phoenix, 106, Oklahoma City 95
Leandro Barbosa had 22 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, Saturday to lead Phoenix to a 106-95 win over Oklahoma City, ending a six-game Suns losing streak.
Steve Nash -- who committed seven turnovers -- finished with 18 points and eight assists, and Grant Hill had 16 points and eight boards for Phoenix, which has won nine straight games against the Seattle/Oklahoma City franchise. Shaquille O'Neal had 12 points and Matt Barnes scored 10.
The game was tied 72-72 late in the third quarter when Hill connected on a jumper to put the Suns ahead for the first time in the game. Barbosa ran off eight points, capping the spree with a pair of 3-pointers, to put Phoenix ahead 96-87 with 4:12 left to play.