Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 2/2/12
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When he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1996, Steve Nash was the No. 3 point guard behind Kevin Johnson and Jason Kidd. Wednesday night in New Orleans, the two-time MVP moved to the top of the franchise's all-time point guard list in record-breaking fashion. Two days after a thigh bruise made it impossible for him to run, Nash ran the New Orleans Hornets into submission with 30 points and 10 assists, passing Johnson to become the Suns' all-time assists leader in the third quarter of the 120-103 blowout win. Nash picked up his 6,518th assist on a lob pass to Josh Childress to tie Johnson before finding Childress again with a slicing, fast break pass for a layup to take over the lead. Nash now has 9,441 career assists, which ranks sixth all-time in NBA history, and he is poised to go even higher. He sits just 46 behind Oscar Robertson for fifth place and needs 200 assists to catch Earvin "Magic" Johnson. "To be honest, it pales in comparison to getting the win," Nash said. "Th...
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