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Nash kept Phoenix close early with 13 points and six assists in the first quarter and the Suns shot 65 percent in the period.
Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Suns.
NOTES: Watson was playing just his second game after missing nine because of a left elbow sprain. ... Richard Hamilton started for the first time since Jan. 4 and scored 11 points after missing the Bulls' previous eight games because of a sore left groin. He missed 10 of Chicago's last 11 games because of the injury. ... Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was celebrating his 54th birthday. When asked before the game what he wanted, he simply said, "A win." ... The Bulls have played 16 games in the first 24 days of the compressed NBA season, more than any other team in the league. They have the next two days off. . The Bulls took a 63-62 lead in the all-time series against Phoenix, which started in 1968-69. Tuesday's game was the only meeting between the clubs this season.
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