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Matt York, Associated Press
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton smiles and Arizona Cardinals' Kerry Rhodes watch the Portand Trailblazers and the Phoenix Suns play during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Phoenix.

PHOENIX — Steve Nash made all seven of his shots, two of them 3-pointers, and handed out nine assists, then sat out the fourth quarter to watch his Phoenix Suns complete a 102-77 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Jared Dudley scored 18 and Nash 17 for the Suns. Marcin Gortat added 12.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points for the Trail Blazers, who shot 33 percent, 28 percent in the first half. Portland's Nicolas Batum scored 12. Jamal Crawford added 10 points but made just 3 of 14 shots.

The Trail Blazers, entering the game with the best record in the Western Conference at 5-1, played for the second night in a row and third time in four nights.