Suns hand Clippers 11th straight loss as Stoudemire, Hill and Richardson all score 20-plus points

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns have sent the Los Angeles Clippers to their 11th consecutive loss.

Amare Stoudemire overcame early foul trouble to score 26 points and Jason Richardson and Grant Hill each had 21 as the Suns beat the Clippers 109-103 yesterday.

Steve Nash had 14 points and 12 assists for the Suns, who blew a 15-point lead before notching their third straight road win to move a season-best eight games over .500.

They have won five of their last six overall, including a 106-98 victory over the Clippers on Jan. 2 at Phoenix.

Shaquille O'Neal had 15 points and 10 rebounds, including a critical three-point play with 2:05 remaining.

The Suns now are 8-3 with Richardson in the lineup.

He was acquired from Charlotte on Dec. 10 in a trade that sent Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and Sean Singletary to the Hornets.