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Phoenix came right back and took its first lead on Barbosa's layup to start the second quarter, but Oklahoma City continued to play efficiently on offense and was up 53-46 after Green's 3-pointer from the right wing. At that point, with about 4 minutes left before halftime, the Thunder had only one turnover.
Phoenix forced three more during a 14-2 run to close the half and take the lead for good. Richardson capped a 15-6 run with a right-handed, 360-degree tomahawk jam to stretch the lead to 78-66.
Notes: Thunder F Joe Smith missed the game with a right leg injury, and F Nick Collison (broken left thumb) played only 5 minutes, picking up three fouls. ... G Dee Brown, who signed with Phoenix on Christmas Eve, and F Jared Dudley, who was acquired in the Richardson trade, scored their first points with the Suns on back-to-back possessions to start the fourth quarter. ... The Thunder had their sixth sellout of the season, and their second straight. ... Nash also left the Suns' 105-92 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 20 with back spasms.
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