Steve Nash and Robin Lopez lead Suns past Warriors 92-87

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Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, center, drives against Golden State Warriors' Dorell Wright, right, and Aaron Miles during the third quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, center, drives against Golden State Warriors' Dorell Wright, right, and Aaron Miles during the third quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York

PHOENIX (AP) -- Steve Nash scored 16 points and Robin Lopez had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns overcame Monta Ellis' 29 points, beating the Golden State Warriors 92-87 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

The win snapped a three-game exhibition losing streak for the Suns (2-5). Despite the victory, the Suns are assured of their first losing preseason since 2003

.The Suns almost frittered away a 12-point fourth-quarter lead as Golden State rallied behind Brandan Wright's 10 points late in the period and pulled within two points.

The Warriors had a chance to tie the score, but Ellis missed a drive with 23 seconds remaining. Channing Frye's four free throws helped the Suns hold on.

Wright finished with 14 points for Golden State (3-3).
  
Suns' Josh Childress breaks finger against Warriors
  
Phoenix Suns forward Josh Childress broke his right index finger in Tuesday night's exhibition win over the Golden State Warriors.

The Suns say Childress will have no basketball activity for a week, then will be re-evaluated. He was injured when he was fouled on a drive to the basket with 7:54 left in the game.

He left the contest but returned with 5:39 to go and played the rest of the way.

The Suns acquired the rights to Childress in an offseason sign-and-trade deal with the Atlanta Hawks. Childress played the last two seasons in Greece after a contract dispute with the Hawks.

The former Stanford star was the sixth pick overall in the 2004 draft.

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