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Old 01-31-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Gortat coming alive, rocks in Suns win over Hornets

Suns hold off Hornets 104-102 -- The AP reports: Backup center Marcin Gortat scored a career-high 25 points and the Phoenix Suns beat a team with a winning record for the fourth straight time, surviving the New Orleans Hornetsí frantic late rally for a 104-102 victory Sunday night. The Suns nearly blew an eight-point lead in the final 18 seconds, but Grant Hill blocked Marcus Thorntonís inside attempt with 3.9 seconds left and Hornets guard Chris Paulís desperation 3-point attempt missed the rim as time expired. Paul led New Orleans with 26 points. The Hornets were coming off a loss Saturday night in Sacramento that snapped their winning streak at 10... Gortat was 9 of 10 from the field and had 11 rebounds in 23 minutes. Hill added 16 points, and Frye had 11, hitting three of the Sunsí nine 3-pointers.
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