Skip to main content

Main content
Previous
Next

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

8:00 PM ET - Toyota Center, Houston, TX

TEAM SITES

97

88

FINAL

PHX
HOU
25 26 22 24 97
20 20 21 27 88
Close the feature box

Preview | Recap | Notebook

Notebook: Suns 97, Rockets 88


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:55 PM - Updated Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:55 PM

THE FACT: The Houston Rockets lost a December home game for only the sixth time since 2008.

THE LEAD: The Phoenix Suns learned the lesson the injury-riddled Memphis Grizzlies taught them one night prior, as they pounced on a banged-up Houston squad for a 97-88 victory Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Eric Bledsoe led all scorers with 20 points and handed out seven assists, while P.J. Tucker finished with 18 points, six rebounds and four steals to go with a dominant defensive performance in his matchup with Rockets guard James Harden (3-for-17). Goran Dragic, a former Houston player, added 19 points and four thefts for Phoenix (10-9), which has won four of its last six on the road.

Dwight Howard paced the Rockets with a double-double of 15 points and 18 rebounds, but it was hardly enough to keep Houston (13-7) from watching its six-game home winning streak come to a crashing halt. Aaron Brooks scored 17 points and distributed six dimes, while fellow reserve Omri Casspi chipped in 17 points and seven boards.

QUOTABLE: "I think the guys remembered [Tuesday's game]. Maybe they learned a little lesson from that."
-- Suns coach Jeff Hornacek

THE STAT: Phoenix, which entered Wednesday 0-4 this season when playing on the second night of a back-to-back set, earned its first victory on the concluding end of consecutive games.

TURNING POINT: The Suns closed the third quarter on an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 73-61, but the Rockets quickly put together a 10-0 spurt at the start of the fourth by holding Phoenix scoreless over its first eight possessions in the period. The Suns were not fazed by this drought, though, as they proceeded to score on six of their next seven possessions to grab an 85-74 advantage and put Houston out of striking distance.

QUOTABLE II: "They got really aggressive on defense. They denied us everywhere and made it really difficult for us just to make plays and move the ball to our guards. It really bothered us."
-- Rockets forward Terrence Jones

HOT: Bledsoe shook off a rough 4-for-13 performance in Memphis on Tuesday, knocking down seven of 14 shot attempts Wednesday to record his first 20-point outing since Nov. 13. The 6-foot-1 guard seems to be hitting his stride again after missing most of the second half of November with a shin injury.

NOT: Phoenix's spirited defensive effort discombobulated the Rockets' usually powerful offense in the first half, as the Suns limited Houston to 29.8 percent shooting (14-for-47) overall, including 2-for-13 shooting from behind the arc, and forced 12 turnovers that led to 20 Phoenix points. For the first time in nearly a month, the Rockets have failed to reach 30 points in a quarter for two straight contests.

QUOTABLE III: "We didn't move the ball. We didn't move our bodies. They got up on us and started denying passes. We didn't go back door. We didn't drive all the different screens. When we did drive, we took wild shots. ... We did not play very good, and that's the bottom line."
-- Houston coach Kevin McHale

NOT II: Howard has not surpassed the 15-point mark for seven consecutive games.

GOOD MOVE: Hornacek made sure Tucker was on the court whenever Harden was, and Tucker proved to be a more-than-reliable stopper. The fifth-year guard frustrated the Rockets' top scorer into five turnovers and a dismal 3-for-17 effort from the field. Harden's inability to execute as a playmaker created problems for his teammates, who were fairly anemic on the offensive end as well. Houston finished with a season low in points.

QUOTABLE IV: "He's so good once he gets into the lane and starts making shots ... so the mindset going in is just trying to be physical with him, trying to get him in tough spots, trying to make him take tough shots."
-- Tucker

BAD MOVE: Perhaps the players were feeling the spirit of giving that spreads during this holiday season, because neither club could get out of its own way at times. The Rockets and Suns combined for 43 turnovers in a game that included a sloppy 13-giveaway third period.

NOTABLE: Houston forward Chandler Parsons missed his second game in a row with back spasms, and the Rockets announced Wednesday that reserve center Omer Asik will miss at least one week with a bruised right thigh. Houston was already without the services of Jeremy Lin (knee) and Greg Smith (knee). ... Suns reserve center Alex Len (ankle) missed his eighth game in a row and 15th contest of this season. ... ... Basketball Passport founder Peter Robert Casey attended Wednesday's affair, which was stop No. 28 in his tour of all 29 NBA arenas in 30 nights. ... The Rockets' streak of five-plus games without trailing at Toyota Center came to a halt early in this one when Miles Plumlee converted a put-back to give Phoenix a 4-2 advantage. Before that, Houston had not faced a deficit in front of the home crowd since the first extra session of its double-overtime victory over the Raptors on Nov. 11. ... The Suns have drained at least seven 3-point attempts in 11 consecutive contests. ... Phoenix, which had recorded less than five steals in two of its last three games, finished with 13 thefts. ... The Suns have scored at least 20 fast-break points in 11 of 19 games this season. ... Phoenix had lost in four of its previous five trips to Toyota Center. ... The Rockets fell to 2-5 when their opponent connects on more 3-point attempts.

UP NEXT: For the Suns: Friday vs. Toronto, Tuesday @ L.A. Lakers, Dec. 13 vs. Sacramento. For the Rockets: Friday vs. Golden State, Sunday vs. Orlando, Dec. 12 @ Portland.

PHX
HOU
     
    • 45.6%

    • 35.2%

    • 45.8%

    • 29.0%

    • 73.7%

    • 89.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX HOU
Total Rebounds 40 54
Offensive Rebounds 8 21
Turnovers 18 22
Fast Break Pts: 26 14
Biggest Lead: 14 2
Points in the Paint: 42 40
PHX HOU
p Bledsoe   20 Brooks   17
rb Plumlee   9 Howard   18
a Bledsoe   7 Brooks   6
s 2 players   4 Brooks   3
b Plumlee   2 Jones   1
 
  • 12/04 - PHX 97 @ HOU 88
  • 02/05 - PHX 108 @ HOU 122
  • 02/23 - HOU 115 @ PHX 112
Phoenix Suns (10-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 40:25 8-13 2-2 0-2 +18 4 2 6 4 4 4 1 0 0 18
C. Frye F 33:04 6-12 2-6 0-0 +21 0 6 6 3 4 2 0 1 0 14
M. Plumlee C 20:55 2-7 0-0 0-0 +1 4 5 9 0 3 0 2 2 0 4
E. Bledsoe G 40:19 7-14 3-4 3-4 +11 0 3 3 7 1 2 4 1 0 20
G. Dragic G 40:56 6-11 2-5 5-6 -5 0 2 2 1 4 4 4 1 1 19
G. Green   17:34 1-8 0-4 2-2 -7 0 4 4 0 3 0 3 1 0 4
M. Morris   21:02 2-8 0-0 4-4 +3 0 4 4 1 2 0 3 0 0 8
V. Kravtsov   00:16 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Morris   21:40 3-5 2-3 0-0 +2 0 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 8
A. Goodwin   03:49 1-1 0-0 0-1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
D. Christmas DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Len DND - Sore Left Ankle
I. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-79 11-24 14-19   8 32 40 17 23 13 18 6 1 97
  45.6% 45.8% 73.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 20
Houston Rockets (13-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
F. Garcia F 27:31 3-9 2-7 0-0 -10 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 0 0 8
T. Jones F 23:38 4-9 0-1 0-0 -13 3 4 7 1 2 0 2 1 1 8
D. Howard C 35:55 4-11 0-0 7-9 -18 8 10 18 0 2 1 5 0 4 15
J. Harden G 41:08 3-17 0-10 8-8 -20 0 4 4 2 4 1 5 0 0 14
P. Beverley G 41:54 4-10 2-5 2-2 +4 3 5 8 2 3 2 1 0 0 12
A. Brooks   33:27 7-18 3-5 0-0 -1 2 2 4 6 3 3 2 0 1 17
O. Casspi   30:50 6-13 2-3 0-0 +9 3 4 7 1 3 1 5 0 0 14
D. Motiejunas   05:37 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
O. Asik DND - Right Thigh Contusion
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Lin DND - Sprained Right Knee
C. Parsons DND - Sore Back
G. Smith DND - Sprained Right Knee
Total   240 31-88 9-31 17-19   21 33 54 13 20 8 22 1 6 88
  35.2% 29.0% 89.5%   team rebs: 5 total to: 23

inactive

  • Suns: Okafor
  • Rockets: Canaan, Covington

technical fouls

  • Suns: Green
  • Rockets: McHale

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #27 Dick Bavetta, #28 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18151
  • Duration: 2:15
Phoenix Suns (10-9) Houston Rockets (13-7)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Plumlee (Beverley gains possession)
  11:39
[HOU 2-0]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  11:16
[PHX 2-2]
 
  11:05 Howard Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:04 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:58 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:57  
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  10:52  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:51  
Plumlee Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:50
[PHX 4-2]
 
  10:26 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:25  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:05 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK) 
  10:03 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:01 Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:00 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:00  
  10:00
[HOU 3-4]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:00
[HOU 4-4]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Tucker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:49  
  09:39 Jones Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Plumlee Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  09:24  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:23  
  09:23 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:23  
Team Rebound  09:23  
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:23  
  09:23 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:07
[HOU 6-4]
Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:58
[PHX 6-6]
 
  08:37 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:33
[HOU 8-6]
Jones Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Frye Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:21
[PHX 8-8]
 
  07:59 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:58  
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:50 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:46 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:44  
Bledsoe Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:29
[PHX 10-8]
 
  07:01 Garcia Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:59
[HOU 10-10]
Garcia Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:39  
Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:37  
  06:25 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (1 BLK) 
  06:24 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:22 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:20 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:19 Jones Tip Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:19  
Dragic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  06:13
[PHX 12-10]
 
  05:51
[HOU 12-12]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:51  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:51
[HOU 13-12]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST)  05:30
[PHX 15-13]
 
  05:14 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST) 
Tucker Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:11
[PHX 17-13]
 
  04:49 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:48  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  04:27  
  04:26 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:23
[HOU 15-17]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:46 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  03:43
[HOU 17-17]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Plumlee Layup Shot: Missed  03:29  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:27  
Plumlee Layup Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:04 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Green  03:04  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Morris  03:04  
  03:04 Garcia Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Tucker (3 AST)  02:46
[PHX 20-17]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:27  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
  02:27 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  02:18 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:17  
Green Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:50 Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:48  
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:43
[PHX 22-17]
 
  01:30 Casspi Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:29  
  01:16 Harden Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Kravtsov  01:16  
Bledsoe Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  01:16
[PHX 23-17]
 
  01:07 Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:07
[PHX 24-17]
 
  01:07 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Kravtsov Substitution replaced by Morris  01:07  
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:07
[PHX 25-17]
 
  00:47.9 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:46.9 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Green Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:46.1  
Green Technical  00:46.1  
  00:46.1
[HOU 18-25]
Harden Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  00:35.9 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.9  
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  00:26.8  
  00:22.0
[HOU 20-25]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Bledsoe Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (10-9) Houston Rockets (13-7)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Morris Running Bank Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:39
[PHX 27-20]
 
  11:29 Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:27  
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:07 Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Goodwin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  11:01
[PHX 29-20]
 
  11:01 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  11:01  
  11:01 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:44 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:42  
Goodwin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST)  10:35  
  10:27
[HOU 23-29]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  10:05  
Green Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:59  
  09:45 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:44  
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:16
[HOU 25-29]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:49 Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:48
[HOU 27-29]
Casspi Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Morris Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:29  
Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:29  
  08:29  
  08:29 Beverley Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:15 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
  08:11 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:11
[PHX 30-27]
 
Goodwin Substitution replaced by Tucker  08:11  
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:11
[PHX 31-27]
 
  07:59 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:58  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:35 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
  07:30 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
Morris Substitution replaced by Plumlee  07:30  
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  07:23  
  07:16 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:15 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  07:11 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:08 Casspi Tip Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:08  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:58 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:40
[PHX 33-27]
 
  06:22 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:22  
  06:15 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  06:15 Team Rebound 
  06:06
[HOU 30-33]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
  05:53 Garcia Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:53 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
Morris Hook Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:36 Garcia Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (2 ST) 
Tucker Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:32
[PHX 35-30]
 
  05:21 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK) 
  05:21 Team Rebound 
Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  05:21  
Plumlee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:19  
Morris Substitution replaced by Frye  05:19  
  05:09 Brooks Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:08  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Tucker (4 AST)  05:02
[PHX 38-30]
 
  04:35
[HOU 32-38]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:21
[PHX 40-32]
 
  04:08 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
  04:07 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  04:07 Brooks Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  03:51 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Tucker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:51
[PHX 42-32]
 
  03:42
[HOU 34-42]
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Plumlee Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  03:29
[PHX 44-34]
 
  03:21 Harden Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:21 Harden Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST)  03:09
[PHX 47-34]
 
Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
Frye Substitution replaced by Morris  02:56  
  02:56 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:56 Team Rebound 
  02:56
[HOU 35-47]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:35  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:33  
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Plumlee Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:23  
  02:23
[HOU 36-47]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:23
[HOU 37-47]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Plumlee Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  02:03  
Team Rebound  02:02  
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:59  
  01:51 Harden Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:50  
Bledsoe Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:45  
  01:34 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (3 ST) 
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:30
[PHX 49-37]
 
  01:17 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST) 
Morris Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST)  01:11
[PHX 51-37]
 
  01:11 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:11 Garcia Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  00:49.5 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:22.9 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA)  00:00.4  
  00:00.4
[HOU 38-51]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  00:00.4
[HOU 39-51]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS) 
  00:00.4
[HOU 40-51]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (6 PTS) 
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (3 ST)  00:00.4  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (10-9) Houston Rockets (13-7)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Plumlee Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  11:41  
  11:32 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:31  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST)  11:26
[PHX 53-40]
 
  11:03 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Dragic (3 ST) 
Tucker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:47 Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Frye (2 ST) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  10:38  
Plumlee Foul: Personal (3 PF)  10:19  
  10:06 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:05  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  09:49
[HOU 42-53]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  09:29 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  09:23  
  09:19
[HOU 44-53]
Casspi Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:54 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:47 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:46 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:38 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (2 BLK) 
  08:37 Howard Rebound (Off:7 Def:3) 
  08:36 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
  08:34 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:3) 
  08:33
[HOU 46-53]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:13  
Plumlee Tip Shot: Missed  08:13  
Team Rebound  08:13  
  08:09 Brooks Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:01 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:4) 
  07:57 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Casspi Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:55
[HOU 48-53]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:55  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:31  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Green  07:31  
  07:13 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:12  
Green Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST)  07:03
[PHX 55-48]
 
  06:50
[HOU 51-55]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST)  06:28
[PHX 58-51]
 
Frye Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:12  
  05:55
[HOU 53-58]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Dragic Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  05:47  
Dragic Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:47  
  05:30 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (4 ST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
Team Rebound  05:19  
  05:19 Casspi Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:52
[HOU 55-58]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:25 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:25 Howard Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  04:25 McHale Technical 
  04:25 Brooks Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Morris  04:25  
Bledsoe Free Throw Technical Missed  04:25  
Team Rebound  04:25  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:5) 
  04:04 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:03  
  04:03 Beverley Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Green Substitution replaced by Morris  04:03  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:47
[PHX 61-55]
 
  03:30 Howard Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  03:11  
  03:00
[HOU 58-61]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:36  
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:35
[PHX 63-58]
 
  02:20
[HOU 61-63]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST)  01:58
[PHX 66-61]
 
  01:44 Casspi Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  01:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:44 Beverley Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  01:44 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:6) 
  01:16 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:02
[PHX 69-61]
 
  00:44.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:43.9  
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:38.4
[PHX 71-61]
 
  00:35.8 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.8  
  00:25.0 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:25.0
[PHX 72-61]
 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:25.0  
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:25.0
[PHX 73-61]
 
Morris Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:07.0  
Frye Substitution replaced by Kravtsov  00:07.0  
  00:00.9 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.2  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (10-9) Houston Rockets (13-7)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:41 Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  11:37
[HOU 63-73]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:53
[HOU 65-73]
Beverley Running Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Morris Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  10:39  
Morris Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:39  
Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:33  
  10:20 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:19  
  10:07 Garcia Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:53 Team Rebound 
  09:45 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:42 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:41
[HOU 67-73]
Jones Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  09:29 Casspi Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:12 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:05 Casspi Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Casspi Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:40
[HOU 69-73]
Brooks Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:39  
  08:39 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Tucker  08:39  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:14 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Tucker (4 ST) 
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:04  
  08:04
[HOU 70-73]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Frye  08:04  
  08:04
[HOU 71-73]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  07:43  
Green Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:37  
Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  07:37  
  07:31 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST) 
Frye Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  07:26
[PHX 75-71]
 
  07:09
[HOU 74-75]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Tucker Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST)  06:45
[PHX 77-74]
 
  06:29 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:28 Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:25 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:24  
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:04
[PHX 79-74]
 
  05:45 Brooks Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:45  
Frye Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:32
[PHX 81-74]
 
  05:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:32 Jones Substitution replaced by Howard 
Dragic Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:20  
  05:06 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:05  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:48
[PHX 84-74]
 
  04:40 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (5 TO) 
  04:25 Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:09  
  03:55 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:54  
  03:50 Casspi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:50
[PHX 85-74]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:50  
  03:50 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:7) 
  03:43 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:42  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:32 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:8) 
  03:27 Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:26  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (7 AST)  03:07
[PHX 88-74]
 
  02:51
[HOU 77-88]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:9) 
Dragic Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:22  
  02:22  
  02:22
[HOU 78-88]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:22
[HOU 79-88]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Tucker Hook Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:05 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:10) 
  01:49
[HOU 82-88]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:49  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Frye (3 AST)  01:31
[PHX 91-82]
 
  01:19 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:18  
  01:15 Harden Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:15
[PHX 92-82]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:15
[PHX 93-82]
 
Frye Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:08  
  01:08 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:08 Team Rebound 
  01:08
[HOU 83-93]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  01:03  
  00:57.8
[HOU 86-93]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
  00:55.9 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:55.9
[PHX 94-86]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:55.9
[PHX 95-86]
 
  00:55.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Tucker Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:52.9  
  00:52.9
[HOU 87-95]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:52.9
[HOU 88-95]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:42.0 Brooks Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:42.0
[PHX 96-88]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:42.0
[PHX 97-88]
 
  00:42.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:35.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:35.3  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
Tucker Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:13.8  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
countrychanneltime
usa League Pass 8:00 PM ET
--FSAZ HDLocal8:00 PM ET
--CSN HoustonLocal8:00 PM ET
--KBMELocal8:00 PM ET
--AZ Sports 620Local8:00 PM ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
3rd Pacific
48
34
5-5
26-15
22-19
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
--
--
--
--
--
HOU
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.8
2 players 2.8
2 players 2.0