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Suns collect rare road win with OT win in Houston


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 31, 2010 11:56PM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- After so many frustrating nights on the road, the Phoenix Suns were relieved to get a win, even if it took an unexpected bit of extra work.

The Suns blew a big first-half lead, but managed to regroup and hold off the Houston Rockets 115-111 in overtime Sunday at Toyota Center. For Phoenix, which had won just one of their previous 13 road games, it was especially hard-earned.

They had to overcome not only the gritty Rockets, but some tough calls from the officiating crew, more than a few self-inflicted wounds, a less-than-100-percent Steve Nash and the loss of leading scorer Amar'e Stoudemire midway through the overtime period.

Yet the Suns were still standing at the end.

"We had to try to find a way to win," said Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry. "We got up early, but we knew they would come back. ...I was pleased that when we needed it, we were able to get the big rebound or basket."

That certainly was the case in overtime.

The Suns, who had blown an 18-point first-half lead, appeared to be in trouble when Stoudemire fouled out with 3:08 to play in overtime and the game knotted at 104-104. Stoudemire, who scored a season-high 36 points and added 11 rebounds, was whistled for his sixth foul after biting on a pump-fake by Houston's Luis Scola near the free-throw line.

"Scola had hit a 15-footer (earlier in overtime), so he was trying to get hot," Stoudemire said. "I had to give a little help on a screen and roll, but by the time I saw him open, it looked like he was ready to let it fly. I took off, but it was a smart play on his behalf by pump-faking and drawing the foul."

The staggering Suns still had enough to pull out the win, even though they made just enough mistakes to give the Rockets hope.

Leading 111-110 in overtime, the Suns were called for a 24-second violation, giving the Rockets possession with 18.4 seconds to play.

Aaron Brooks, who struggled all night with his shooting (24 points on 8-for-22 from the field), broke down the Phoenix defense, but missed a floater in the lane. Jared Dudley snapped up the rebound and was fouled with 5.3 seconds remaining. Dudley knocked down the clutch free throws, the last of his 13 points, to put Phoenix up 113-110.

"At the free-throw line, you have to hit both (foul shots)," Dudley said. "You don't want to hit just one and give them an opportunity to maybe go to another overtime. I stepped up there and hit the big free throws. Those were probably the biggest free throws I've hit in my NBA career because it was such a pressure situation."

After watching Trevor Ariza (21 points, 7-for-21 shooting) hit a game-tying 3-pointer in regulation, Gentry wasn't about to give the Rockets another chance at tying things up from the arc. Gentry opted to foul, putting Brooks at the free throw line.

"Everybody's made them (3-pointers) against us every time they've had them, so we were not going to let them do it this time," Gentry said. "On the Ariza (3-pointer), I felt there was too much time to foul on that. We could not have played him any better than we did. It was a hope and a prayer that he threw up, and it went in.

"With five seconds to go (in overtime), we were not going to take any chances. We were going to foul for sure on that one. If we can't get a rebound (off the missed free throw) with four seconds to go, then we probably don't deserve to win."

Brooks knocked down the first foul shot to trim the Suns' lead to two points. Adelman, out of timeouts, instructed Brooks to miss the second shot, which he did. The rebound ricocheted back to Brooks, but he was whistled for a lane violation, giving Phoenix possession, and Nash knocked down two free throws to ice the win.

"It was a game that we really needed to win," said Gentry, "just for our psyche."

Nash was struggling with a lower abdominal strain that obviously impacted his shooting (2-for-10), but not his passing (16 assists). With the Suns playing Monday night at New Orleans, Nash said he wasn't worried about how his body will respond.

"I'll be fine," Nash said. "I'll find a way to just fight through it. I'd rather have the win tonight and worry about (Monday)."

Despite all their problems, the Suns held the edge Sunday because they can play the Rockets' helter-skelter style of up-tempo offense, and they can mix-and-match lineups to create favorable matchups.

If the Rockets attempt to go small, the Suns can counter with a similar lineup that is chock-full of spread-the-floor shooters like Grant Hill (19 points), Dudley, Jason Richardson and Channing Frye, who can open things up for Stoudemire inside. Or if they choose, the Suns can go big, planting 7-foot Robin Lopez (14 points) in the middle, with the 6-10 Stoudemire outside at power forward, a lineup the Rockets had trouble matching up with.

And when you mix all that in with a defense that limited Houston to 37.7-percent shooting (40 of 106), a 55-46 rebounding advantage and 91.4-percent shooting from the foul line (32 of 35), it all added up to a road win for the Suns.

A rare road win.

"We had to scrap for this one," Stoudemire said. "We went up for a minute, but they came back. It's a game of runs, but we had enough professionalism to pull the game out in the end."

Suns
Rockets
     
    • 48.2%

    • 37.7%

    • 21.4%

    • 32.4%

    • 91.4%

    • 69.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX HOU
Total Rebounds 9 11
Offensive Rebounds 9 18
Turnovers 16 8
Fast Break Pts: 20 16
Biggest Lead: 18 2
Points in the Paint: 54 46
PHX HOU
p Stoudemire   36 Brooks   24
rb Stoudemire   11 Battier   11
a Nash   16 Brooks   6
s Richardson   2 Battier   3
b 2 players   3 3 players   1
 
  • 11/22 - PHX @ HOU
  • 03/08 - HOU @ PHX
  • 03/14 - PHX @ HOU
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 38:38 7-11 0-1 5-5 -3 0 4 4 3 1 1 1 3 0 19
A. Stoudemire F 40:46 12-22 0-0 12-12 -7 1 10 11 1 6 0 5 2 2 36
R. Lopez C 27:20 6-8 0-0 2-4 +5 3 3 6 0 4 0 1 3 0 14
J. Richardson G 34:36 4-11 0-3 0-0 +7 1 7 8 1 2 2 3 0 0 8
S. Nash G 41:12 2-10 1-6 6-6 +7 1 7 8 16 1 0 0 0 1 11
C. Frye   20:42 2-6 0-1 3-4 +5 0 5 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 7
J. Dudley   24:41 5-7 1-1 2-2 -1 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 13
L. Amundson   12:23 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 2 4 6 0 5 0 2 0 0 0
G. Dragic   14:09 1-2 1-2 2-2 +3 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
E. Clark   08:53 1-4 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 2
J. Collins   01:41 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Griffin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   265 40-83 3-14 32-35   9 46 55 26 26 4 16 11 3 115
  48.2% 21.4% 91.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 19
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 44:45 3-12 1-7 4-6 +2 3 8 11 0 3 3 1 0 1 11
L. Scola F-C 34:03 6-18 0-0 5-6 -1 2 1 3 4 4 1 2 0 3 17
C. Hayes C-F 17:51 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 2 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 2
T. Ariza G 45:15 7-21 4-10 3-6 +3 3 4 7 4 3 2 0 1 0 21
A. Brooks G 43:22 8-22 4-11 4-6 +12 0 3 3 6 5 1 2 1 1 24
C. Landry   31:59 8-14 0-0 0-1 -9 5 2 7 0 3 2 1 1 2 16
C. Budinger   23:09 4-8 2-5 2-2 -11 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 12
D. Andersen   10:42 2-6 0-1 2-2 -2 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 6
W. Conroy   09:38 1-2 0-0 0-0 -16 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 2
J. Dorsey   04:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Lowry DND - Sprained Left Knee
Total   265 40-106 11-34 20-29   18 28 46 18 27 11 8 3 11 111
  37.7% 32.4% 69.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 8

inactive

  • Suns: Barbosa
  • Rockets: McGrady, Ming, Taylor

technical fouls

  • Suns: Nash
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #39 Kevin Fehr, #73 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 17165
  • Duration: 2:47
Phoenix Suns (28-21) Houston Rockets (25-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Lopez (Nash gains possession)
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:45  
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:36  
  11:36
[HOU 1-0]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:36 Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
  11:17 Scola Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:17
[PHX 1-1]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:17
[PHX 2-1]
 
  10:57
[HOU 4-2]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:38
[PHX 4-4]
 
  10:21
[HOU 6-4]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:08  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:06  
Lopez Tip Shot: Missed  10:06  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:05  
Lopez Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:05
[PHX 6-6]
 
  09:57 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:56 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:48 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:46 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:44  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:36 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:29 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:21 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:20  
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  09:11  
  09:05 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:03  
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  08:59
[PHX 8-6]
 
  08:41 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:40  
Lopez Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:32  
Lopez Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:32  
  08:19 Ariza Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:17  
  08:14 Ariza Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:14
[PHX 9-6]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:14
[PHX 10-6]
 
  08:03 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:01  
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  07:56  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:55  
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:55
[PHX 12-6]
 
  07:31 Battier Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:30  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:02 Brooks Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:00  
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  06:56
[PHX 14-6]
 
  06:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:40 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:38  
Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  06:26  
  06:12 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:10  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:05 Team Rebound 
  05:52 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:15 Ariza Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:13  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  05:07
[PHX 16-6]
 
  04:54 Scola Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:54 Scola Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:54 Scola Substitution replaced by Landry 
  04:54 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  04:54  
Hill Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:45
[PHX 18-6]
 
  04:45 Landry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  04:45
[PHX 19-6]
 
  04:24
[HOU 8-19]
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Richardson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  04:18
[PHX 21-8]
 
  04:00 Hayes Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:57  
  03:57 Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:57 Team Rebound 
  03:57
[HOU 9-21]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Brooks (1 BLK)  03:57  
Team Rebound  03:57  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:32  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:32  
  03:25
[HOU 11-21]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:02 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:48 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK) 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:45  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:31
[HOU 13-21]
Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  02:31  
  02:31 Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:31  
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:07
[PHX 23-13]
 
  01:52
[HOU 15-23]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:41 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:41
[PHX 24-15]
 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:41  
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:41
[PHX 25-15]
 
  01:29 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Team Rebound 
Stoudemire Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:28  
  01:14 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:13 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:06  
  01:06
[HOU 16-25]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:06
[HOU 17-25]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:52.8 Team Rebound 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:42.0  
  00:42.0
[HOU 18-25]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:42.0 Brooks Substitution replaced by Conroy 
  00:42.0 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:42.0  
  00:28.3 Budinger Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:28.3
[PHX 26-18]
 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Lopez  00:28.3  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:28.3
[PHX 27-18]
 
  00:08.5
[HOU 21-27]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Conroy (1 AST) 
  00:03.8 Conroy Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:03.8
[PHX 28-21]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:03.8  
  00:03.8 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (28-21) Houston Rockets (25-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:36
[HOU 23-28]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Clark Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:13
[PHX 30-23]
 
  11:06 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:04 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:50  
  10:42 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:41  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:14  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  10:08
[PHX 33-23]
 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:53  
  09:53
[HOU 24-33]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:53
[HOU 25-33]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:33  
  09:32 Conroy Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Clark Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:17  
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:16
[PHX 35-25]
 
Amundson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:08  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  09:08  
  09:01 Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:59  
Clark Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:52 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:47
[HOU 27-35]
Landry Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Lopez Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  08:24
[PHX 37-27]
 
  08:07 Andersen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:05  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:45  
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:41
[PHX 39-27]
 
  07:24 Conroy Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:22  
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:08
[PHX 41-27]
 
  06:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:58 Conroy Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Clark Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:47  
  06:35 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:33 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Clark Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:33  
  06:33
[HOU 28-41]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Clark Substitution replaced by Richardson  06:33  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  06:33  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  06:33  
  06:33
[HOU 29-41]
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:12
[PHX 43-29]
 
  06:04 Battier Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
  06:02 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:01
[HOU 31-43]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:40  
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:35 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:26 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:25  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  05:18
[PHX 45-31]
 
  05:18 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  05:18  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  05:18  
  05:18 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  05:18
[PHX 46-31]
 
  05:00
[HOU 34-46]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
  04:50 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:50
[PHX 47-34]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:50
[PHX 48-34]
 
  04:35 Stoudemire Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  04:35
[HOU 36-48]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  04:23
[PHX 50-36]
 
  04:15 Frye Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:15 Budinger Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  04:15 Landry Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  04:08 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:06 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:05
[HOU 38-50]
Battier Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  03:46
[PHX 52-38]
 
  03:28 Dorsey Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (2 BLK) 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:26  
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  03:22
[PHX 54-38]
 
  03:13 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:12  
  03:03 Ariza Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:03 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:03
[PHX 55-38]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:03
[PHX 56-38]
 
  02:49 Dorsey Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:33
[HOU 41-56]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:05 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  02:02  
  01:59 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:56
[HOU 42-56]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:41 Dorsey Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:41  
Frye Substitution replaced by Collins  01:41  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:41
[PHX 57-43]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:41
[PHX 58-43]
 
  01:23 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (3 BLK) 
  01:21 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:19
[HOU 45-58]
Scola Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:02
[PHX 60-45]
 
  00:45.3
[HOU 47-60]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Collins Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Collins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:34.9  
  00:34.9 Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:34.9 Team Rebound 
  00:34.9
[HOU 48-60]
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:17.9 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.0 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (28-21) Houston Rockets (25-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:40  
  11:25 Brooks Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  11:20
[PHX 62-48]
 
  10:57 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:56  
Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  10:36  
  10:31
[HOU 50-62]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  10:11
[PHX 64-50]
 
  09:51
[HOU 53-64]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:23 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:20  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  09:11
[PHX 66-53]
 
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:54  
  08:39
[HOU 55-66]
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:27 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:14 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:13  
Stoudemire Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:52 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:42  
  07:42
[HOU 56-66]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:42
[HOU 57-66]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:35 Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST)  07:24  
  07:12 Scola Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:10  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:06  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:26
[HOU 59-66]
Battier Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jump Ball Scola vs Stoudemire (Richardson gains possession)  06:13  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:59  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:59  
  05:43
[HOU 61-66]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Team Rebound 
Lopez Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:22  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  05:22  
  05:06 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (2 BLK) 
  05:05 Team Rebound 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:05  
  05:00
[HOU 64-66]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Scola (4 AST) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:38
[PHX 68-64]
 
  04:20 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:16
[HOU 67-68]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:10  
Frye Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:02  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:01  
  04:01 Brooks Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
  03:50 Hayes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:35 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dudley (1 BLK) 
  03:33 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:31 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:30  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:22 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:18 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:16
[HOU 69-68]
Scola Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:53 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:52  
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  02:44
[PHX 70-69]
 
  02:31 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:30  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Stoudemire Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  02:20  
  02:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:20 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  02:20 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
  02:20 Brooks Substitution replaced by Conroy 
Hill Substitution replaced by Amundson  02:20  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:20  
  02:20
[HOU 70-70]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:20
[HOU 71-70]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  02:01
[PHX 72-71]
 
  01:47 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:45  
Frye Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  01:29
[PHX 74-71]
 
  01:15 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:14  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST)  00:57.8
[PHX 77-71]
 
  00:34.9 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:32.9  
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST)  00:25.2
[PHX 79-71]
 
  00:03.0
[HOU 73-79]
Conroy Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (28-21) Houston Rockets (25-22)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Scola Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Clark Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Landry (1 ST)  11:32  
  11:21 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:19  
  10:59 Conroy Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:59
[PHX 80-73]
 
  10:59 Scola Substitution replaced by Battier 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:59
[PHX 81-73]
 
Dragic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:54  
  10:46 Conroy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed  10:27  
Team Rebound  10:26  
  10:26 Conroy Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Clark Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST)  10:25  
Amundson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:21  
  10:21 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:21
[HOU 74-81]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Clark (1 AST)  10:12
[PHX 83-74]
 
  10:01 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Clark (1 BLK) 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:59  
Amundson Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  09:56  
Amundson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:56  
  09:37 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:36  
Clark Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:12 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Clark (2 BLK) 
  09:11 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:11
[HOU 76-83]
Landry Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Frye Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Battier (2 ST)  08:52  
  08:38
[HOU 79-83]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:34  
Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  08:34  
Clark Substitution replaced by Richardson  08:34  
Amundson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Battier (3 ST)  08:23  
  08:08
[HOU 82-83]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK)  07:38  
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:37  
Amundson Tip Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:34 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:26 Ariza Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:24  
Dudley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:20  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Lopez  07:20  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  07:20  
  06:56 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:55  
Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  06:33  
  06:28 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  06:26  
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  06:26  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  06:26  
  06:16 Battier Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:13 Landry Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:11 Landry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK) 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:09  
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST)  06:00
[PHX 85-82]
 
  05:50
[HOU 85-85]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  05:40 Ariza Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  05:40  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  05:40
[PHX 86-85]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  05:40
[PHX 87-85]
 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:25 Team Rebound 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  05:25  
  05:25
[HOU 86-87]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  05:15 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  05:15
[PHX 88-86]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  05:15
[PHX 89-86]
 
  04:59
[HOU 88-89]
Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Nash (14 AST)  04:42
[PHX 91-88]
 
  04:19 Landry Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:18 Ariza Tip Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:16  
Stoudemire Running Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Nash (15 AST)  03:58
[PHX 93-88]
 
  03:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:55 Budinger Substitution replaced by Scola 
  03:33 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:29 Jump Ball Landry vs Nash (Richardson gains possession) 
Team Rebound  03:29  
Nash Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:01 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:53
[HOU 90-93]
Landry Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:34 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:22 Landry Layup Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:21  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  02:13
[PHX 95-90]
 
  02:13 Landry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (34 PTS)  02:13
[PHX 96-90]
 
  02:00
[HOU 92-96]
Ariza Running Bank shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Landry (2 ST)  01:46  
  01:42 Ariza Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  01:41 Landry Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  01:41
[HOU 94-96]
Landry Putback Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  01:28 Scola Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:28  
Team Rebound  01:28  
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:28
[PHX 97-94]
 
  01:18
[HOU 96-97]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Nash Technical  01:18  
  01:18
[HOU 97-97]
Brooks Free Throw Technical (18 PTS) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  01:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:18  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  01:08
[PHX 100-97]
 
  01:01 Frye Violation:Kicked Ball 
Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez  00:56.2  
  00:47.6 Landry Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  00:47.6  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:26.9 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:26.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez  00:26.1  
  00:23.9 Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (3 BLK) 
  00:23.5 Jump Ball Landry vs Lopez (Brooks gains possession) 
  00:23.5 Team Rebound 
  00:11.3
[HOU 100-100]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.3  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:11.3  
  00:11.3 Scola Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  00:11.3  
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
Phoenix Suns (28-21) Houston Rockets (25-22)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Landry vs Stoudemire (Nash gains possession)
Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS)  04:48
[PHX 102-100]
 
  04:32
[HOU 102-102]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  04:14  
  04:12 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:51
[HOU 104-102]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  03:24
[PHX 104-104]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  03:08  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:08  
  03:08
[HOU 105-104]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:08 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:08  
  02:46 Battier Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:46
[PHX 105-105]
 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:46
[PHX 106-105]
 
  02:21 Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (2 ST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:07 Landry Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:01 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:00  
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  01:55
[PHX 108-105]
 
  01:42 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:40 Landry Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  01:34 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:33  
  01:14 Battier Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:14  
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:14
[PHX 109-105]
 
  01:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:08
[HOU 107-109]
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:01  
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (16 AST)  00:49.7
[PHX 111-107]
 
  00:49.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Nash Foul : Away From Play (1 PF)  00:49.7  
  00:49.7
[HOU 108-111]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
  00:42.4
[HOU 110-111]
Scola Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Richardson Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
Team Rebound  00:18.4  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:18.4  
  00:06.9 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:05.3  
  00:05.3 Landry Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:05.3
[PHX 112-110]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:05.3
[PHX 113-110]
 
  00:05.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:05.3 Scola Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Frye Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:05.3  
Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:04.3  
  00:04.3
[HOU 111-113]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Frye  00:04.3  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Lopez  00:04.3  
  00:04.3  
Team Rebound  00:04.3  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:04.1  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Richardson  00:04.1  
  00:03.6 Brooks Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:03.6
[PHX 114-111]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:03.6
[PHX 115-111]
 
  00:02.5 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
End of 1st Overtime
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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