Suns win fourth in a row, beating Trail Blazers

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Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash reacts to a foul call against him against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash reacts to a foul call against him against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York

PHOENIX -- Jared Dudley scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter and Grant Hill hit two key baskets, lifting the Phoenix Suns to a 93-87 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night for their fourth win in a row.

The loss ended Portland's five-game winning streak and was only the Trail Blazers' second defeat in nine games. It left them in eighth place in the Western Conference.

Phoenix, meanwhile, moved into a virtual fifth-place tie with Oklahoma City with its fifth win in seven games during an 18-day homestand that ended Sunday. The Suns are 44-26, the first time this season they have been 18 games over .500.

The Suns accomplished all that despite having one of their worst shooting games of the season, connecting on only 38.8 percent of their field goal attempts.

Amare Stoudemire led the Suns with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

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