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Suns win fourth straight

The Suns' rebound appears to be complete.

After a 1-5 start to the season, the Suns have gone 6-1 and won their fourth straight in a 119-101 rout of the Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

"That was maybe our best game of the year," reigning MVP Steve Nash said.

Raja Bell scored a season-high 30, including seven 3-pointers, and all of his fellow starters scored in double figures as Phoenix led by as many 25. Amare Stoudemire, coming back from surgery on his left knee that forced him to miss all but three games last season, had 20 points and 11 rebounds.

"We're definitely back," Stoudemire said.

Nuggets 103, Clippers 88

DENVER - Carmelo Anthony scored 33, J.R. Smith added 23 and the Nuggets got their fifth straight win.

Denver, the NBA's highest-scoring team, started strong in the first and third quarters against the tired Clippers, shooting 51 percent and getting 27 assists for its second win in its last nine games against Los Angeles. Anthony, the NBA's leading scorer, went over 30 for the ninth time in 12 games.

Lakers 99, Nets 93

LOS ANGELES - Lamar Odom scored 21 and Kobe Bryant added 19 and a season-high 10 assists for the Lakers, winners of five of their past six. Los Angeles won despite Bryant's 8-of-24 shooting night.

Spurs 98, SuperSonics 78

SEATTLE - Tony Parker scored 12 of his 20 in the fourth quarter, and the Spurs improved upon the best road start in franchise history (7-0).

Tim Duncan became the third Spurs player to eclipse 15,000 points in his career, joining David Robinson and George Gervin.

Raptors 92, Pacers 83

TORONTO - Chris Bosh had 17 points and 11 rebounds and four other Raptors reached double figures in scoring. Andrea Bargnani scored 14 for the Raptors, who never trailed.

SURGERY FOR ROBINSON: Nets forward-center Clifford Robinson, among the NBA's career leaders in games and minutes played, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today. Robinson, who turns 40 next month, hasn't played since Nov. 18, when he had two points in 22 minutes against Portland.

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