DENVER (AP) -- Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash and forward Grant Hill will not play against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. The Nuggets will be without forward Nene.
Suns coach Alvin Gentry said he wanted to give his veterans the night off to rest bumps and bruises as the team plays its second of three straight nights.
Nash leads the team with 10.5 assists per game and is second in scoring with a 14.3 average. Hill is averaging 9.0 points and 3.4 rebounds.
Nene, who has missed five games with a strained left heel, will sit with a left calf strain. He is averaging 13.4 points and a team-best 7.8 rebounds.
Guards Michael Redd and Ronnie Price will replace Nash and Hill in the lineup.