Frye returns, leads Suns over Warriors

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Golden State Warriors forward Dorell Wright, left, collides with Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat, right, of Poland, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 18, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) By Paul Connors Golden State Warriors forward Dorell Wright, left, collides with Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat, right, of Poland, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 18, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) By Paul Connors

PHOENIX (AP) -- Channing Frye scored 17 points in his return from a dislocated right shoulder, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Golden State Warriors 108-97 on Friday night to stop a four-game losing streak.

Though 11th in the Western Conference, Phoenix (34-33) pulled within two games of Memphis for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Frye, wearing a brace under his jersey to stabilize the shoulder, missed his first four shots but was key to the offense with guard Vince Carter struggling to make shots. Frye hit a 3-pointer and got a follow dunk in the fourth quarter that kept Phoenix comfortably in the lead.

Carter missed his first nine shots, but Steve Nash and Grant Hill each scored 17 points.