Basketball

Charlotte edges Phoenix in overtime

PHOENIX - Stephen Jackson scored 30 points and Charlotte scored nine of the first 11 points in overtime to beat the Suns 114-109 Tuesday night for the Bobcats' first victory in Phoenix in their six seasons in the NBA.

Jackson, who tied the game at 98 on a 3-pointer with 19.9 seconds remaining, hit a 20-foot jump shot on the Bobcats’ first possession of overtime to give Charlotte only its second lead of the game.

Raymond Felton had six of his 17 points in overtime as Charlotte stretched its lead to six. The Bobcats broke a three-game losing streak.

Steve Nash had 23 points and nine assists for the Suns, who have lost seven of their last nine.

Former Suns player Boris Diaw had 24 points and Gerald Wallace had 21.

The Suns made 15 of 34 3-pointers and are 32 of 64 in their last two games, setting a season record for threes made in two consecutive games. They average just over nine per game.

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