Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
Steve NashÂ madeÂ Phoenix SunsÂ history for his ability to put his teammates in position to score.
Yet it was Nash’s ability to hit his own shots that sank the haplessÂ New Orleans HornetsÂ on Wednesday night.
“I guess it’s very ironic,” said Nash, who scored a season high 30 points to go with 10 assists in the Suns 120-103 victory over New Orleans.
By increasing his total number of assists with the Suns to 6,522 in nine-plus seasons with the club, Nash surpassedÂ Kevin Johnson’s mark of 6,518.
“To be honest, it pales in comparison to getting the win,” Nash said. “The things that really matter about (the record) is: One, to be up there with Kevin, who was a great, great player and deserves a lot of credit for what type of player he was. And then the other one, just I love the city and organization and to do it for the Suns is a real honor. But other than that I’m just glad the team got the win.”
Nash now has 9,441 assists in his NBA career, which ranks sixth all time in the NBA. He is 46 behind Oscar Robertson for fifth and 200 behind Earvin “Magic” Johnson for fourth.