Victoria's Steve Nash earned his spot in the record books on Saturday.

The Phoenix Suns' point guard surpassed Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for fifth on the NBA's career assists list.

Nash needed only five assists to pass Robertson's career total of 9,887 heading into Saturday's game against the Denver Nuggets. Nash had nine assists in the first quarter alone.

Nash still trails John Stockton (15,806), Jason Kidd (11,842), Mark Jackson (10,334) and Earvin (Magic) Johnson (10,141) on the all-time list.

Kidd is still playing with the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.