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Posted on: Saturday, March 6, 2010

NBA: Suns beat Pacers in game marred by 2 fights, 8 technicals


Associated Press

PHOENIX Amare Stoudemire scored 30 points for the third consecutive game and the Phoenix Suns beat the Indiana Pacers 113-105 on Saturday for the 1,900th victory in franchise history in a game marred by two fights and eight technical fouls.

Things got heated with 46.7 seconds remaining in the third period when the Pacers' Earl Watson appeared to push the Suns' Channing Frye. Indiana's Danny Granger then took a swipe at Frye, who swung back. The Pacers' Roy Hibbert and the Suns' Jason Richardson joined the altercation, and both were hit with technicals, along with Granger. Frye was assessed two technical fouls, an automatic ejection.

Things were also testy midway through the second period when Indiana's Josh McRoberts and Phoenix's Louis Amundson scuffled. Both were given technicals.