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PHOENIX (AP) -- Matt Barnes made two layups in the closing seconds of the second overtime lifting the Phoenix Suns to a 111-108 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats last night.
The Suns trailed 108-105 late in the second OT before Robert Hite hit a jumper and Barnes sealed the win with his two baskets.
The win evened the Suns' exhibition record at 3-3. Charlotte is winless in six games.
Charlotte scored the first six points of the first overtime, but the Suns fought back on a driving layup by Goran Dragic, a 3-pointer by Hite and a dunk by Louis Amundson, tying the score at 102, and forcing a second overtime.
Again, Charlotte went in front, but the Suns rallied to give coach Terry Porter his first home victory.
Shaquille O'Neal led the Suns with 18 points and nine rebounds. Barnes also scored 18 points, while Hite had 14, and Grant Hill and Raja Bell had 12 apiece. Amare Stoudemire finished with 11 points and four rebounds in 17 minutes.