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NBA/NHL roundup: Suns take down 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jason Richardson scored 29 points, Steve Nash added 21 points and tied his season-high with 20 assists and the Phoenix Suns beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-115 on Monday night.

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AP photo The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash (center) reaches for a pass as Philadelphia's Lou Williams (left) defends in the second half on Monday in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jason Richardson scored 29 points, Steve Nash added 21 points and tied his season-high with 20 assists and the Phoenix Suns beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-115 on Monday night.

The Suns eclipsed the 100-point barrier for the eighth straight game to open a season, which hadn't happened since the 1990-91 season.

Jared Dudley contributed 18, Amare Stoudemire added 17, Grant Hill had 11 and Channing Frye 10 for the high-flying Suns, who entered the game averaging a league-high 109.7 points per game.

Phoenix, which hit 15-of-30 3-pointers, has won three straight and finished its five-game road trip at 4-1.

Andre Iguodala scored 24 points, Marreese Speights added 20, Thaddeus Young had 15 and Lou Williams 13 for the Sixers (3-4).

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Jazz 95, Knicks 93

NEW YORK -- Carlos Boozer and Andrei Kirilenko each scored 23 points, and the Jazz won in New York for the first time in more than five years by beating the Knicks.

Mehmet Okur had the go-ahead basket with 1:16 to play and finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz, who opened a difficult four-game road trip by winning at Madison Square Garden for the first time since Feb. 20, 2004.

Blackhawks 4, Kings 1

CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews and Troy Brouwer scored power-play goals in a 3:31 span early in the third period, leading the Chicago Blackhawks over the Los Angeles Kings.

Toews had been out with a concussion since Vancouver's Willie Mitchell leveled him on Oct. 21. The Blackhawks lost three of six games without their captain, who had a team-high 34 goals last season.

Anze Kopitar scored his 14th goal for the Kings, tying injured Washington star Alex Ovechkin for the NHL lead. Although Los Angeles ranks third in the league with 58 goals, it has scored only once in each of its last two games, both losses. The losing streak followed a 6-0-2 stretch that put the Kings near the top of the Western Conference standings.

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