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Dec. 7: Nash, Suns beat Nets in epic battle; Stanford foils ASU in Pac-12 title game

Point guards Steve Nash and Jason Kidd took part in an epic 161-157 double-overtime battle on Dec. 7, 2006.

On Sept. 7, 1996, FOX Sports Arizona hit the airwaves with our first telecast -- a Pac-10 football showdown between Washington and Arizona State. Check back with us daily as we recount some of the top sports moments in Arizona during our 20 years of serving the state's sports fans.

Dec. 7

Steve Nash scores 42 points and dishes out 13 assists as the Suns defeat the Nets 161-157 in a double-overtime game that features 34 lead changes and 21 ties.


Stanford defeats Arizona State 38-14 at Sun Devil Stadium to win the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector gets behind the ASU defense. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Dec. 5

Darcy Wakaluk stops 33 shots and records the first shutout in Phoenix Coyotes' history, a 3-0 victory over the Blues in St. Louis. Oleg Tvedovsky was involved in all three scores with a goal and two assists.


Former D-backs broadcaster Joe Garagiola was named recipient of the 2014 Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


Third-ranked Oregon avenges a regular-season loss to Arizona by pounding the Wildcats 51-13 in the Pac-12 Championship Game in Eugene, Ore.

Dec. 4

Martin Hanzal records his first career hat trick in a 6-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.


The Diamondbacks, believing they are close to contending for the NL West title, pull off the biggest shocker of the MLB off-season, ponying up $206.5 million over six years to sign free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke.

Dec. 3

The Phoenix Mercury win the first pick in the WNBA Draft in the 2004 WNBA Draft Lottery and the chance to take Diana Taurasi with the No. 1 pick.


Ladislav Nagy ties a franchise record with three power-play goals and also contributes two assists in the Coyotes' 8-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Dec. 2

ASU defensive lineman James Brooks blocks two extra-point attempts by Alex Zendejas -- one that would have won the game with 27 seconds left in regulation; another that would have sent the game into a third overtime -- to secure an improbable 30-29 victory for the Sun Devils over Arizona in Tucson.

Dec. 1

The expansion Diamondbacks acquire Matt Williams, who agrees to take a pay cut to facilitate the trade, from the Cleveland Indians in a deal for Travis Fryman and Tom Martin.


Randy Johnson, the most-dominant left-handed pitcher in baseball, turns down the Rangers, Dodgers and Angels to agree to a four-year, $52.4 million deal with the second-year Diamondbacks franchise, buying into Jerry Colangelo's win-now philosophy for the second-year expansion franchise.


Rookie Tobias Rieder connects on a pair of short-handed goals within a span of 58 seconds for the Coyotes in a 5-2 victory at Edmonton.