Feb 4, 2010 1:23 AM

Suns beat Nuggets for fourth straight win

DENVER (AP) - Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 17 rebounds, leading the Phoenix Suns to a 109-97 victory over Denver squad missing Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday night.

Jason Richardson added 20 points, and Steve Nash had 17 points and 10 assists as the Suns matched a season high with their fourth straight win.

This isn't the easiest of arenas to win in, either. The Nuggets had won nine straight at Pepsi Center before Phoenix snapped the streak.

Nene and J.R. Smith each scored 15 points for the Nuggets. Joey Graham, filling in for Anthony, finished with 13.

Anthony sat out a sixth straight game because of a sprained left ankle. He injured his ankle Jan. 23 against New Orleans and it has taken longer than expected to heal.

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