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SUNS 121, TRAIL BLAZERS 99

Richardson lifts Suns

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Quentin Richardson made eight 3-pointers and scored 37 points, sparking the Phoenix Suns to a 121-99 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers last night.

Richardson matched his career best for 3-pointers, set against Boston last February, and equaled his career high with 12 attempts, which he reached twice before.

The Suns, whose nine-game winning streak was snapped in a loss Friday to the Minnesota Timberwolves, improved to 14-3.

Shawn Marion had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns, who led by as many as 25 points.

The Blazers, coming off a 99-89 loss in Seattle Saturday night, were led by Zach Randolph with 24 points and 11 rebounds. It was his ninth double double of the season.

Richardson was 5 for 5 from the free throw line, and the Suns made 20 of their 25 foul shots. Damon Stoudemire had 19 points, and Steve Nash added 10 points and 11 assists for the Suns.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers.

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