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It was some kind of shooting night for the NBA's highest-scoring team.
Nash made one from three-quarters court that didn't count because it came just after the first-quarter buzzer, Frye banked in a 3-pointer from 32 feet with 3 seconds left in the third quarter and Leandro Barbosa wrapped up the night with a 3 as the shot clock expired with 2.8 seconds to play.
Jason Richardson scored seven of his 14 as Phoenix shot to its 18-2 lead.
J.R. Smith made two 3s and a 12-footer to cut it to 31-23. The Nuggets never got that close again.
After Anthony had two shots blocked under the basket, Denver's fill-in coach Adrian Dantley and Billups drew technical fouls. Nash made both free throws to make it 65-45 1 1/2 minutes before halftime. Dudley followed with his third 3 in three tries.
Anthony's three-point play cut the lead to 68-49, then Nash made a slick dribble drive through the defense for a layup to give Phoenix its 70-49 halftime lead.
NOTES: Nash is a cinch to become the fifth player in NBA history to lead the league in assists at least four times. ... Denver last won at Phoenix on April 7, 2004, the season before Nash signed with the Suns. ... The Nuggets were without coach George Karl for the 14th consecutive game while he fights throat and neck cancer. ... Phoenix won the season series 3-1.
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