Hornets Eclipsed by Suns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Steve Nash had a season-high 30 points and 10

assists, and the Phoenix Suns defeated the New Orleans Hornets,

120-103 on Wednesday night.

Nash became the Suns' all-time assists leader with 6,522,

surpassing Kevin Johnson's mark of 6,518.

Marcin Gortat had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix, which

won for only the fourth time on the road this season and second

time in New Orleans. Channing Frye added 16 points and Jared Dudley


Hornets reserve point guard Greivis Vasquez had career-highs of

20 points and 12 assists for the Hornets, who have lost three

straight and 18 of 20. Jason Smith added 16 points for the Hornets,

who led 57-44 late in the first half, but were outscored 76-46 the

rest of the way.