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Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, right, drives past Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin on his way to the basket in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Phoenix. The Suns won 104-88. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, right, drives past Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin on his way to the basket in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Phoenix. The Suns won 104-88. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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