Stoudemire's 23 points help Suns snap 3-game skidPosted: Updated:
ATLANTA (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points, and Shaquille O'Neal had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help Phoenix snap a three-game losing streak with a 104-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.
Steve Nash, who finished with 14 points and 13 assists, used a give-and-go with Stoudemire to make it 102-99 with 26.2 seconds remaining.
The Hawks had won three straight, but made just one field goal, a short jumper by Solomon Jones, after Jones gave Atlanta its last lead, 95-94, at the 6:06 mark.
O'Neal hit two free throws to put Phoenix ahead 96-95 for the game's 19th and final lead change.
Reserve guard Leandro Barbosa had 20 points for the Suns, who had lost five of six and were coming off a season-worst 22-point loss at Charlotte.