Suns top short-handed Hornets

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Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash celebrates after they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. The Suns won 109-107. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Mark J. Terrill Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash celebrates after they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. The Suns won 109-107. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Mark J. Terrill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire scored 25 points and Grant Hill hit two late key baskets and the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the New Orleans Hornets 109-100 on Monday.

The Hornets played their second game in a row without All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury that coach Jeff Bower said could require surgery. Paul was injured on Wednesday against Golden State. He got hurt again when he collided with a camera while chasing an errant pass on Friday against Chicago.

Channing Frye added 20 points, including three 3-pointers as the Suns took control in the second quarter. Robin Lopez added 18 points and Steve Nash had 18 points and 12 assists.