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Recap

Suns survive seesaw game, pull away from Rockets


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday January 7, 2010 1:05AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- Alvin Gentry, like any NBA coach, will take a win any time.

He'd just rather avoid a wild roller-coaster ride along the way.

In a game they led 21-5 at the start but trailed 56-40 not too long after, the Suns (23-13) finally pulled away late for 118-110 win over the Rockets.

"I've never seen a game like this before," said Suns guard Jason Richardson, who scored 20 points.

Managing leads was a pre-game topic on the night after the Suns pulled out a narrow win at the Kings, but only after misplacing entirely a 20-point lead.

Of course, high-scoring teams can be prone to both running up and giving up leads.

In this game, the Suns survived a 51-19 first-half run by the Rockets, much of it against a struggling Suns bench, and a career scoring highs from Aaron Brooks (34) and reserve big man Carl Landry (31).

"That's probably about as good a win as we're going to have against a team of that quality," Gentry said. "They are just blue collar all the way. And when you throw in a guy like Aaron Brooks, they just become real difficult to guard."

Brooks said, "We'll just try to learn from it. But I'm kind of tired of these learning experiences."

Both teams played the previous night in California, the Suns winning narrowly -- after misplacing a 20-point lead -- at the Kings, while the Rockets (20-16) lost a close one at the Lakers.

The game's brisk pace gave the Rockets an ideal test for their renewed emphasis on getting their offense in gear early in possessions.

Just as the Suns get in position to shoot quickly, Rockets coach Rick Adelman said, "That's what we're talking about: getting up the court quickly so we can get in a transition offense.

"If we have one or two guys not running the floor, it changes everything you can do," Adelman said. "We have to find a way to get all five people running the floor."

The Rockets also are working to get Chase Budinger, who had been out with an ankle sprain, back in the rotation.

Against the Suns, Budinger had nine points and eight boards but shot only 1-for-6 on 3-pointers.

"Chase will get his minutes," Adelman said. "He'll give us somebody who can run the floor, who can make open shots. He's an energy player. That's going to help us."

Moreover, his return "gives us our regular rotation back," Adelman said.

For the Suns, Steve Nash had 26 points and 12 assists while Amar'e Stoudemire had 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Channing Frye had a big game, too, with 22 points, nine boards and three blocks.

The Suns also are committing more time lately to Robin Lopez, who specializes in defense and rebounding on a team that needs much more of both.

Lopez came through against the Rockets, blocking four shots and grabbing four rebounds in just 11 minutes.

"Not only that," Gentry said, "But he did a good job on Landry. Robin gave us a big lift."

"I'm just trying to affect shots," Lopez said. "Landry was shooting well. I just wanted to put a little doubt in his mind."

Their bench, though, is hurting from the erratic play of Leandro Barbosa.

He shot 4-for-11 including three missed layups.

Frye -- who leads the NBA with 92 made 3-pointers -- hit a pair of 3's in the final quarter, including one from the right side that gave the Suns a 112-102 lead that seemed to seal the win.

But Stoudemire missed two free throws and fell asleep as Nash delivered him the ball while he was wide open under the hoop.

The ball sailed out of bounds. The Rockets narrowed the lead to 112-108 on Landry's 14-footer.

But they couldn't get any closer. Trevor Ariza missed a 3-pointer and Grant Hill was fouled on the rebound with 42 seconds left.

Hill hit both free throws, and the Suns had the win.

This was the sixth double-digit deficit the Suns have overcome this season, including another 16-pointer at the 76ers on Nov. 9 and a 15-pointer at the same Rockets on Nov. 17.

They are now 10 games over .500 for the first time since Dec. 5, when they were 15-5.

Rockets
Suns
     
    • 44.8%

    • 54.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 52.0%

    • 86.7%

    • 82.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU PHX
Total Rebounds 4 5
Offensive Rebounds 18 7
Turnovers 18 17
Fast Break Pts: 6 18
Biggest Lead: 16 16
Points in the Paint: 34 38
HOU PHX
p Brooks   34 Nash   26
rb Landry   10 Stoudemire   11
a Lowry   6 Nash   12
s 2 players   2 Nash   3
b Landry   1 Lopez   4
 
  • 11/22 - PHX @ HOU
  • 03/08 - HOU @ PHX
  • 03/14 - PHX @ HOU
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Battier F 28:28 0-4 0-3 0-0 -22 2 3 5 3 2 1 3 0 1 0
L. Scola F-C 23:17 5-11 0-0 1-2 -20 3 2 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 11
C. Hayes C-F 12:44 1-3 0-0 0-0 -21 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
T. Ariza G 33:03 5-14 4-11 1-1 -19 0 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 15
A. Brooks G 42:34 11-22 6-12 6-6 -11 1 2 3 5 4 2 4 0 0 34
C. Landry   33:46 14-23 0-0 3-3 +13 5 5 10 1 3 2 2 1 3 31
K. Lowry   27:47 1-3 0-0 1-1 +7 3 3 6 6 2 0 4 0 1 3
C. Budinger   22:42 4-11 1-6 0-0 +13 1 7 8 1 3 0 1 0 1 9
D. Andersen   15:39 2-5 0-1 1-2 +20 2 2 4 3 5 1 1 0 1 5
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-96 11-33 13-15   18 29 47 21 22 8 18 1 9 110
  44.8% 33.3% 86.7%   team rebs: 4 total to: 18
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 26:10 2-2 0-0 4-4 +1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 8
A. Stoudemire F 35:22 9-17 0-0 7-9 +14 2 9 11 1 3 1 2 0 0 25
C. Frye C 41:51 8-14 6-12 0-0 +18 0 9 9 2 4 1 0 3 0 22
J. Richardson G 30:43 7-14 2-5 4-4 +17 2 4 6 4 3 2 3 1 0 20
S. Nash G 35:22 11-16 2-2 2-2 +17 0 2 2 12 1 3 6 0 1 26
J. Dudley   25:38 1-1 1-1 0-0 -3 0 5 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 3
L. Barbosa   17:17 4-11 1-3 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 9
L. Amundson   04:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Dragic   12:38 1-2 1-2 0-0 -9 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
R. Lopez   10:51 0-2 0-0 2-4 +4 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 4 0 2
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-79 13-25 19-23   7 32 39 22 18 7 17 9 1 118
  54.4% 52.0% 82.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 17

inactive

  • Rockets: Dorsey, McGrady, Yao
  • Suns: Griffin

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #45 Joe Forte, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 15811
  • Duration: 2:11
Houston Rockets (20-17) Phoenix Suns (24-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Stoudemire vs Scola (Nash gains possession)
  11:50 Richardson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:48  
Scola Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:28 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22
[PHX 3-0]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  11:04
[HOU 2-3]
 
  10:52
[PHX 6-2]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:33 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:30 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:16
[HOU 5-6]
 
  10:04
[PHX 8-5]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK)  09:44  
  09:42 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:37
[PHX 10-5]
Nash Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Battier Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:15  
  09:07
[PHX 12-5]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:42 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:39
[PHX 15-5]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:36  
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:14 Team Rebound 
  07:59
[PHX 17-5]
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
  07:48 Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:40 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:34  
  07:26
[PHX 19-5]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST)  07:12  
  07:05
[PHX 21-5]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:45
[HOU 7-21]
 
  06:45 Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry  06:45  
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:45
[HOU 8-21]
 
  06:35 Brooks Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:29 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:27  
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:14
[HOU 10-21]
 
  06:01 Nash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK) 
  06:00 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:59 Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:58  
  05:57 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Landry Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:39
[HOU 12-21]
 
  05:29 Stoudemire Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Team Rebound 
  05:22 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:20  
  05:17 Frye Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:17 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:06
[HOU 15-21]
 
  04:57 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  04:57 Jump Ball Dudley vs Battier (Landry gains possession) 
  04:57 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  04:43
[HOU 17-21]
 
Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:35  
Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry  04:35  
  04:35
[PHX 22-17]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:35
[PHX 23-17]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Landry (1 AST)  04:23
[HOU 19-23]
 
  04:09
[PHX 26-19]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  03:56
[HOU 22-26]
 
Landry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:41  
  03:41
[PHX 27-22]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:41
[PHX 28-22]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Scola Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:22
[HOU 24-28]
 
  03:02
[PHX 30-24]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:43 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:36 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:35  
Scola Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:26  
  02:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:26 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Scola Substitution replaced by Budinger  02:26  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:26  
  02:17 Dudley Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:17 Dudley Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Landry Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  02:04
[HOU 26-30]
 
  01:56
[PHX 32-26]
Barbosa Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:39
[HOU 28-32]
 
  01:32 Barbosa Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:31  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:22
[HOU 31-32]
 
  01:13
[PHX 34-31]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Andersen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:53.9  
  00:53.9 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  00:43.9 Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:42.7  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:32.9  
Landry Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:31.9
[HOU 33-34]
 
  00:19.8
[PHX 36-33]
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.1 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (20-17) Phoenix Suns (24-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  11:49
[HOU 35-36]
 
  11:35 Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:33  
  11:24 Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  11:19
[HOU 37-36]
 
  11:09 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:07  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  11:00  
Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:58  
Landry Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:54
[HOU 39-36]
 
Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:45  
  10:38 Barbosa Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:23  
  10:18 Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:18
[HOU 40-36]
 
  10:18 Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:56
[PHX 38-40]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:48
[HOU 42-38]
 
  09:48 Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:48
[HOU 43-38]
 
  09:38 Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Landry Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:21
[HOU 45-38]
 
  09:06 Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:04 Dragic Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  09:04 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Landry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:51  
  08:51 Timeout : Official 
  08:51 Dudley Substitution replaced by Frye 
  08:40 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST)  08:33  
  08:21 Richardson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:19  
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  08:14  
  08:14 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Budinger Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:14  
  08:01 Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:57  
Landry Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:43
[HOU 47-38]
 
  07:28 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:27  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:15  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Andersen (2 AST)  07:12
[HOU 50-38]
 
  07:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:06 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
  06:47 Richardson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:25 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:12
[PHX 40-50]
Richardson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  05:55
[HOU 53-40]
 
  05:43 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:41  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  05:29  
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:27  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:19
[HOU 56-40]
 
  05:12 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:12 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:06  
  04:56
[PHX 42-56]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:31
[PHX 44-56]
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Richardson (3 AST) 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:07  
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  04:04
[HOU 58-44]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:54  
  03:54
[PHX 45-58]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:54  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Ariza  03:54  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Battier  03:54  
  03:54
[PHX 46-58]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:40 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:29  
  03:29
[PHX 47-58]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:29
[PHX 48-58]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Landry Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST)  03:13
[HOU 60-48]
 
  02:56 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:54  
Battier Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK)  02:47  
Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:45  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:41 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:36 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Landry Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  02:16  
Landry Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:16  
  02:04 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:02
[PHX 50-60]
Stoudemire Putback Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:50 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:39
[PHX 53-60]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Nash Violation:Kicked Ball  01:20  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  01:11  
  01:00 Nash Layup Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:00  
  01:00 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:00 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.7 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:36.9 Richardson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:34.6 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:31.9 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:29.9  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (3 BLK)  00:23.9  
  00:21.3 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:00.8 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (20-17) Phoenix Suns (24-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Scola Jump Bank Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:43 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:30  
  11:24
[PHX 55-60]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:10  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:05 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:57
[PHX 58-60]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  10:57  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:38 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:28
[PHX 60-60]
Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:27  
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  10:10  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:08  
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:07
[HOU 62-60]
 
  09:43 Richardson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  09:36
[HOU 65-60]
 
Scola Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:21  
  09:12 Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:09  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  09:04
[HOU 68-60]
 
  08:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:49
[PHX 62-68]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  08:36  
  08:31
[PHX 64-68]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:10
[HOU 70-64]
 
  07:57
[PHX 66-70]
Nash Running Bank shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:35 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:28
[PHX 69-70]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:09 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:01 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:37 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Richardson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:26
[PHX 71-70]
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  06:03
[HOU 73-71]
 
  05:37
[PHX 73-73]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:22 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:17
[PHX 75-73]
Richardson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Nash (2 ST)  04:55  
  04:49
[PHX 77-73]
Richardson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
Brooks Driving Bank shot: Made (24 PTS)  04:31
[HOU 75-77]
 
  04:31 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger  04:31  
Scola Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:31  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Lowry  04:31  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Landry  04:31  
  04:31 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  04:31 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  04:31
[HOU 76-77]
 
  04:13 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:11  
Brooks Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  04:06  
Brooks Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:06  
  03:55 Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Landry (1 ST) 
Budinger Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:47 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:42 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:40  
Landry Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST)  03:35
[HOU 78-77]
 
  03:35 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  03:35
[HOU 79-77]
 
  03:25 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Landry (2 ST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST)  03:16
[HOU 82-77]
 
  03:00
[PHX 79-82]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:39 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:34
[PHX 82-82]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST) 
Landry Foul : Away From Play (3 PF)  02:34  
  02:34 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  02:34
[PHX 83-82]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
Landry Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST)  02:13
[HOU 84-83]
 
  02:01
[PHX 85-84]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST) 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:45 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:31 Barbosa Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:31 Barbosa Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:31 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Frye 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  01:14  
Landry Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:12  
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  01:10  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:08  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:02  
  00:59.4 Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:59.4
[HOU 85-85]
 
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:59.4
[HOU 86-85]
 
  00:41.7 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:33.9 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:10.9 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:08.9  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Andersen Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:45  
  11:45 Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:45 Team Rebound 
  11:45
[PHX 86-86]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Andersen (3 AST)  11:38
[HOU 88-86]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  11:24  
  11:24
[PHX 87-88]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola  11:24  
  11:24 Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  11:23  
Landry Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST)  11:00
[HOU 90-87]
 
  10:47
[PHX 90-90]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Budinger Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:30  
Budinger Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:30  
  10:18
[PHX 92-90]
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK)  09:59  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:57  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:41
[PHX 95-90]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:40  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Battier  09:40  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Ariza  09:40  
Landry Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST)  09:24
[HOU 92-95]
 
  09:10
[PHX 98-92]
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:59  
  08:45 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:43 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:43 Lopez Dunk Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:42  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (3 BLK)  08:38  
Team Rebound  08:38  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:29 Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:28 Lopez Dunk Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:24  
Lowry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  08:10  
  07:48
[PHX 100-92]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:19  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:19
[HOU 94-100]
 
  06:59 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:57  
Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (4 BLK)  06:47  
Landry Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  06:46  
Landry Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:43  
  06:40 Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Landry Substitution replaced by Brooks  06:40  
  06:40 Lopez Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:40  
Team Rebound  06:40  
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:40
[HOU 95-100]
 
  06:18
[PHX 102-95]
Stoudemire Running Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS)  06:04
[HOU 97-102]
 
  05:52
[PHX 105-97]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  05:32  
  05:29 Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST) 
Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:10
[HOU 99-105]
 
  05:10 Frye Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:10  
  05:10 Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  05:10 Dragic Substitution replaced by Hill 
Scola Substitution replaced by Landry  05:10  
  05:10 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Nash 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  05:10
[HOU 100-105]
 
  04:47 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:45  
Lowry Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  04:26  
  04:13 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:11  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Battier Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:01  
Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:47  
  03:47
[PHX 106-100]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:47
[PHX 107-100]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (2 ST)  03:33  
  03:27 Richardson Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:27 Richardson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:27  
  03:11 Richardson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  03:11
[HOU 101-107]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  03:11
[HOU 102-107]
 
  02:51
[PHX 109-102]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:37 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  02:22
[PHX 112-102]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Richardson (4 AST) 
Landry Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS)  02:12
[HOU 104-112]
 
Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:53  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Budinger  01:53  
  01:53 Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:53 Team Rebound 
  01:53 Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:52  
Landry Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST)  01:44
[HOU 106-112]
 
  01:30 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS)  01:19
[HOU 108-112]
 
  01:19 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:57.9 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:55.9  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.2 Team Rebound 
Budinger Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:42.2  
  00:42.2
[PHX 113-108]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:42.2
[PHX 114-108]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:42.2  
  00:42.2 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Brooks Layup Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
Landry Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  00:35.4  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:28.5  
  00:27.7 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  00:27.7 Dudley Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:27.7
[HOU 109-114]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  00:27.7
[HOU 110-114]
 
  00:27.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Budinger Substitution replaced by Lowry  00:27.7  
Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:24.2  
  00:24.2 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  00:24.2
[PHX 115-110]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:24.2
[PHX 116-110]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Brooks Layup Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.8 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brooks Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:16.2  
  00:16.2
[PHX 117-110]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:16.2
[PHX 118-110]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Nash (3 ST)  00:07.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3

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