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Suns Continue Home Dominance of 76ers

November 18, 2006

PHOENIX (AP) _ Leandro Barbosa, playing in place of ailing Steve Nash, had 26 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, Amare Stoudemire added 23 points and 10 boards, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 on Friday night.

The Suns, who began the day in last place in the Pacific Division, beat the 76ers, who were tied for the lead in the Atlantic Division, for the 18th time in 20 meetings at home.

Reserve Marcus Banks scored a season-high 17 points for the Suns and Raja Bell, back after missing two games with a rib injury, had 15.

Allen Iverson, playing despite an abcessed wisdom tooth, led Philadelphia with 23 points. Willie Green had 20 points and Andre Iguodala scored 14.

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