NEW ORLEANS — Amare Stoudemire scored 25 points and Grant Hill hit two late key baskets and the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the New Orleans Hornets 109-100 on Monday.
The Hornets played their second game in a row without All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury that coach Jeff Bower said could require surgery. Paul was injured on Wednesday against Golden State. He got hurt again when he collided with a camera while chasing an errant pass on Friday against Chicago.
Channing Frye added 20 points, including three 3-pointers as the Suns took control in the second quarter. Robin Lopez added 18 points and Steve Nash had 18 points and 12 assists.