PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns’ chances of advancing to the Western Conference finals have taken a hit as nasty as the one Robert Horry gave Steve Nash.

The NBA suspended Suns All-Star center Amare Stoudemire and his teammate Boris Diaw on Tuesday for Wednesday night's Game 5 of Phoenix’s conference semifinal series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Their offense: leaving the bench area following Horry’s flagrant foul on Nash in the waning seconds of Monday night’s 104-98 come-from-behind Suns’ win in San Antonio that squared the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

Horry, who sent the Suns’ crafty playmaker flying into the scorer’s table with 18 seconds to play, was suspended two games for the flagrant foul and for striking Raja Bell above the shoulders with a forearm.