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Telfair's 64th career block saves Phoenix

Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry, left, and Suns

Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry, left, and Suns guard Sebastian Telfair (31) argue a call during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs. (April 14, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Sebastian Telfair had 63 career blocks heading into last night's Suns-Clippers game. That's 0.1 blocks per game over his eight-year career.

He made his 64th count.

With under 10 seconds left and the Suns leading 91-90, Chris Paul drove the lane. He was picked up by Telfair and Marcin Gortat. As Paul went up for the shot, the 6-0 Telfair swatted the ball into the stands, preserving the win, and moving the Suns into eighth place in the Western Conference.

Phoenix is now two games back of Dallas for the No. 6 seed, tied with Utah for the No. 8 seed, and one game ahead of 10th-place Houston.

The block was Telfair's 12th this year, which ties a career high. He's averaging a robust 0.2 blocks per game.

The Lincoln High alum finished with 13 points in 16 minutes.

Telfair's block was No. 8 on the NBA's top 10 countdown from last night:

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