Richardson, O'Neal, Nash lead Suns

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Jason Richardson scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, and Shaquille O'Neal had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Suns to their third straight victory, 126-116 over the Philadelphia 76ers ON Wednesday night.

Steve Nash added 24 points and 10 assists to help the Suns move within four games of idle Dallas for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The loss ended the 76ers' winning streak at four games.

Grant Hill added 21 points for the Suns.

Andre Miller topped Philadelphia with 23 points and eight assists.