Suns' Steve Nash, Grant Hill both out

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Suns veteran starters Steve Nash and Grant Hill are sitting out Friday night against the New Jersey Nets because of injuries.

Suns coach Alvin Gentry says the 37-year-old Nash has a "charley horse" type injury -- technically a right quad contusion -- and the 39-year-old Hill has a right quad tendon strain. Both injuries occurred in Phoenix's home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Nash also is bothered by a sore back, a condition that has flared up on him throughout his career.

Ronnie Price started at point guard in Nash's place. Shannon Brown took Hill's spot in the starting lineup.