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Bledsoe scores career-best 34 as Suns beat Rockets 117-102


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Mar 21 2015 11:50PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Phoenix Suns have been looking for Eric Bledsoe to attack more as they try to make a late push for a playoff spot.

Bledsoe answered that call Saturday night, scoring a career-high 34 points to help the Suns withstand a fourth-quarter charge by the Houston Rockets in a 117-102 victory.

The win left Phoenix 2 1/2 games out of eighth place in the Western Conference with 12 remaining.

"I told him, he's got to be more aggressive for us if we are going to make this playoff push," teammate P.J. Tucker said. "We need him to be aggressive on offense and defense because that pushes our team and it gets everybody else open."

Bledsoe agreed and said he's made a conscious effort to do it.

"At the end of the day it's on me because I have the ball the whole game ... and when I play a little passive, that's when I get turnovers," Bledsoe said. "When I'm aggressive and going to the rim, I find guys and I play without thinking a lot."

Bledsoe scored 23 by halftime and surpassed his previous career best of 33 points, set earlier this season, on a free throw with about a minute remaining.

Phoenix led by 15 early in the fourth quarter when Houston used a 14-4 run, with five points from Josh Smith, to cut it to 105-100 with 5 minutes left. The Suns missed seven shots and turned it over three times as their big lead dwindled.

Neither team had scored for about 2 1/2 minutes when Tucker made a 3-pointer, starting a 12-0 spurt by the Suns that pushed their lead to 117-100 and secured the victory.

Donatas Motiejunas had 18 points for Houston, and James Harden added 16 after scoring a career-high 50 in Thursday's win over Denver.

"They gave us a chance, but we got so many empty possessions on the offensive end where we couldn't turn corners or make plays," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. "They punched us around on the boards and we couldn't keep them off the boards. We just didn't play very well."

Phoenix's victory snapped a three-game winning streak for Houston and allowed the Suns to avoid a season sweep by the Rockets.

Three free throws by Harden put Houston up 73-69 early in the third quarter. The Suns then scored 11 straight points, the first seven from Tucker, to take an 80-73 lead with 7 1/2 minutes left in the period.

Houston had scored five quick points to get within four when Harden was shaken up after taking an inadvertent elbow to the chin on an offensive foul by Markieff Morris. Harden remained face down on the court for a minute before slowly getting up and remaining in the game.

Bledsoe took over for the Suns after that, outscoring Houston 7-0 in the next minute and a half to extend Phoenix's lead to 91-80.

"We didn't play any defense today at all," Houston's Trevor Ariza said. "We pretty much just let them do everything they wanted for three quarters and at the last minute we tried to step up."

Marcus Morris grabbed a bad pass by Harden, and Archie Goodwin finished on the other end with a dunk to make it 97-84 with less than two minutes left in the third quarter.

The Suns led 99-86 entering the fourth.

The Rockets led by four at the end of the first quarter and scored the first six points of the second to push their lead to 43-33. They were up by 12 a couple of minutes later when Phoenix scored 11 straight points, with five from Marcus Morris, to get to 50-49.

Bledsoe led the way with eight points in a 12-7 spurt the Suns used to close out the first half and take a 62-61 lead into halftime.

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TIP-INS

Suns: Phoenix signed G A.J. Price to a 10-day contract. ... C Alex Len returned after missing two games with a sprained right ankle.

Rockets: Joey Dorsey started in place of F Terrence Jones, out indefinitely after suffering a partially collapsed lung in Thursday's game. ... G Jason Terry returned after missing the previous two games with a sore left hamstring.

QUOTABLE

Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek on his team's defense: "I hate to say it, but when our guys score we seem to play better defense. I almost wish we would not score and play great defense and get away with it."

UP NEXT

Suns: Host Dallas on Sunday.

Rockets: Visit Indiana on Monday.


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PHX
HOU
     
    • 50.0%

    • 47.1%

    • 53.3%

    • 29.4%

    • 70.8%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX HOU
Total Rebounds 49 36
Offensive Rebounds 14 4
Turnovers 14 18
Fast Break Pts: 22 24
Biggest Lead: 17 12
Points in the Paint: 54 58
PHX HOU
p Bledsoe   34 Motiejunas   18
rb Morris   10 Ariza   12
a Morris   6 Motiejunas   6
s Bledsoe   3 3 players   2
b Wright   2 Harden   2
 
  • 12/06 - PHX 95 @ HOU 100
  • 01/23 - HOU 113 @ PHX 111
  • 02/10 - HOU 127 @ PHX 118
  • 03/21 - PHX 117 @ HOU 102
Phoenix Suns (37-33)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Morris F 35:57 7-13 2-3 1-2 +19 3 7 10 4 2 2 1 0 0 17
M. Morris F 30:50 7-11 1-1 2-2 +12 1 4 5 6 5 1 2 1 0 17
A. Len C 17:54 2-10 0-0 1-3 +10 4 2 6 1 1 1 0 0 1 5
P. Tucker G 34:40 8-12 3-4 0-0 +27 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 19
E. Bledsoe G 36:37 11-18 2-3 10-11 +22 2 6 8 4 2 3 3 1 0 34
B. Wright   30:09 3-7 0-0 2-2 +2 3 6 9 0 0 1 1 2 0 8
T. Warren   17:38 2-5 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
A. Goodwin   21:54 5-10 0-1 1-4 -2 0 3 3 1 1 1 4 0 2 11
A. Price   13:20 1-5 0-3 0-0 -12 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
R. Bullock   01:02 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Barron DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Thornton DND - Right great toe sprain
Total   240 46-92 8-15 17-24   14 35 49 20 16 10 14 5 5 117
  50.0% 53.3% 70.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15
Houston Rockets (46-23)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 36:57 6-13 3-8 0-0 -8 1 11 12 5 1 2 1 0 0 15
D. Motiejunas F 38:11 8-13 1-3 1-1 -14 0 3 3 6 3 0 3 1 1 18
J. Dorsey C 14:03 1-1 0-0 0-0 -4 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
J. Harden G 32:33 5-19 1-8 5-5 -27 1 1 2 5 3 0 5 2 2 16
P. Beverley G 28:50 4-8 2-4 0-0 0 0 3 3 4 6 2 2 0 0 10
J. Smith   24:16 8-13 1-3 0-2 -1 0 5 5 2 3 1 3 0 1 17
J. Terry   21:27 2-5 1-4 0-0 +1 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 5
C. Brewer   30:02 5-11 0-1 4-4 -13 1 6 7 1 0 2 1 0 1 14
P. Prigioni   11:37 1-2 1-2 0-0 -9 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3
N. Johnson   01:02 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
K. McDaniels   01:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. Jones DND - Pneumothorax
Total   240 41-87 10-34 10-12   4 32 36 28 21 7 18 5 5 102
  47.1% 29.4% 83.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Suns: Granger, Knight
  • Rockets: Capela, Howard, Papanikolaou

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #70 Brent Barnaky, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 18340
  • Duration: 2:08
Phoenix Suns (39-37) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dorsey vs Len (Tucker gains possession)
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:31 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:29 Team Rebound 
  11:08
[HOU 2-0]
Dorsey Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Marc Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:45
[PHX 2-2]
 
  10:31 Motiejunas Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:19
[PHX 4-2]
 
  10:04
[HOU 4-4]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  09:50  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:49  
Marc Morris Tip Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:47 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:39 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Len Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dorsey (1 BLK)  09:31  
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:29  
Len Layup Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:18 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:16  
Len Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:03
[HOU 6-4]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:49
[PHX 6-6]
 
  08:31
[HOU 8-6]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:31  
Len Substitution replaced by Wright  08:31  
  08:31
[HOU 9-6]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Wright Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  08:13  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:11  
  08:10 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:10
[PHX 7-9]
 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:10
[PHX 8-9]
 
  08:00 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:58
[HOU 11-8]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bledsoe Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:40  
  07:30 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:29  
Marc Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  07:18  
  07:13
[HOU 13-8]
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:57  
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:56  
  06:55 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:55
[PHX 9-13]
 
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Warren  06:55  
  06:55 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Smith 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:55
[PHX 10-13]
 
  06:43
[HOU 15-10]
Smith Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Tucker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST)  06:29
[PHX 12-15]
 
  06:04
[HOU 18-12]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:44  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  05:39
[PHX 15-18]
 
  05:25
[HOU 20-15]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST)  05:08
[PHX 18-20]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:57  
  04:52 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  04:43  
  04:29
[HOU 23-18]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Mark Morris Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:06 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:00 Beverley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:58  
Bledsoe Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  03:54  
  03:51
[HOU 25-18]
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Mark Morris Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:32  
  03:32 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  03:32 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:22
[HOU 27-18]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:05
[PHX 20-27]
 
  03:05 Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  03:05
[PHX 21-27]
 
  02:42 Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:41  
  02:36 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Goodwin  02:36  
  02:36 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:36
[PHX 22-27]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:36
[PHX 23-27]
 
  02:20
[HOU 29-23]
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Goodwin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:54
[PHX 25-29]
 
  01:34
[HOU 31-25]
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Warren Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:22
[PHX 27-31]
 
  01:16
[HOU 33-27]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:59.2
[PHX 29-33]
 
  00:48.9 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Tucker (1 BLK) 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:46.9  
Warren Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (3 AST)  00:44.9
[PHX 31-33]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:40.3  
  00:40.3
[HOU 34-31]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  00:40.3  
  00:40.3
[HOU 35-31]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Goodwin Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:32.5
[PHX 33-35]
 
  00:29.4
[HOU 37-33]
Harden Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:10.5 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:10.5  
Team Rebound  00:10.5  
Goodwin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:10.5  
  00:10.5 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (39-37) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
Goodwin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:45  
Goodwin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  11:29  
  11:15 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:13  
Marc Morris Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:52
[HOU 39-33]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Warren Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:37 Team Rebound 
Warren Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:37  
  10:25 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Goodwin Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:55
[HOU 41-33]
Smith Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:41  
Wright Tip Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:39 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:24
[HOU 43-33]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:18  
Wright Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  09:18  
Warren Substitution replaced by Len  09:18  
  09:11 Prigioni Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:11
[PHX 34-43]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:11
[PHX 35-43]
 
  08:57 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Goodwin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:56  
Goodwin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:40  
  08:26
[HOU 46-35]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Len Hook Shot: Missed  08:10  
Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:07  
  08:04 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:04
[PHX 36-46]
 
  08:04 Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Len Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:04  
  08:04 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:48
[HOU 48-36]
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Price Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:35
[PHX 38-48]
 
  07:28
[HOU 50-38]
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
Len Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:07 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (1 BLK) 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:05  
Goodwin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST)  07:01
[PHX 40-50]
 
  06:51 Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST) 
Goodwin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Terry (1 BLK)  06:47  
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:45  
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:35
[PHX 42-50]
 
  06:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:28 Ariza Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  06:28 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Harden 
Price Substitution replaced by Tucker  06:28  
  06:18 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Goodwin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:17  
Marc Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:11
[PHX 44-50]
 
  05:58 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:57  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST)  05:48
[PHX 47-50]
 
  05:34 Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:32  
Len Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Goodwin (1 AST)  05:15
[PHX 49-50]
 
  05:15 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:15 Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Len Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:15  
Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:14  
Len Layup Shot: Missed  05:12  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:11  
Marc Morris Tip Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:10 Team Rebound 
Len Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:02  
  05:02
[HOU 51-49]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:02
[HOU 52-49]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Goodwin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
Len Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:38  
Len Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:33 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:31 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  04:31 Harden Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Len Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:04 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST) 
  04:01 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:01
[PHX 50-52]
 
Len Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  04:01  
  04:01 Brewer Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:01  
  04:01 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:45 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:43 Team Rebound 
Goodwin Substitution replaced by Wright  03:43  
  03:40 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  03:39  
Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:33  
  03:33
[HOU 53-50]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:33
[HOU 54-50]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bledsoe Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:18
[PHX 52-54]
 
  02:54 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:52  
Bledsoe Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:43 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:40
[HOU 56-52]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:12
[PHX 54-56]
 
  01:54
[HOU 58-54]
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:41
[PHX 56-58]
 
  01:21 Beverley Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  01:21 Beverley Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:21  
  01:21 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith 
Tucker Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:05
[PHX 58-58]
 
  00:51.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:49.9 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:40.9 Smith Hook Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:39.3  
  00:34.4 Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:34.4
[PHX 59-58]
 
  00:34.4 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Len  00:34.4  
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:34.4
[PHX 60-58]
 
  00:21.5
[HOU 61-60]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dorsey (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.5  
Len Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  00:13.5  
  00:13.5 Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:00.8
[PHX 62-61]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (39-37) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[HOU 64-62]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
  11:31 Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Tucker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  11:19  
  11:17 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  11:12 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:10 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:09 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:07  
Marc Morris Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (4 AST)  11:04
[PHX 64-64]
 
  10:53
[HOU 67-64]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:41
[PHX 66-67]
 
  10:22
[HOU 70-66]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST) 
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST)  10:08
[PHX 69-70]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA)  09:47  
  09:47
[HOU 71-69]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (14 PTS) 
  09:47
[HOU 72-69]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (15 PTS) 
  09:47 Beverley Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  09:47
[HOU 73-69]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (16 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (5 AST)  09:30
[PHX 72-73]
 
  09:13 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:11  
Tucker Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST)  09:08
[PHX 74-73]
 
  09:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:53 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:52  
Tucker Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Len (1 AST)  08:40
[PHX 76-73]
 
  08:23 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:22  
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS)  08:14
[PHX 78-73]
 
  07:56 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:56  
  07:56 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Smith 
Len Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST)  07:38
[PHX 80-73]
 
  07:18
[HOU 75-80]
Motiejunas Running Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Marc Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:06
[PHX 82-75]
 
  06:51 Smith Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Mark Morris (1 BLK) 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:49  
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  06:46  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:44  
Marc Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:40  
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:38
[PHX 84-75]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:38  
  06:19 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Team Rebound 
Marc Morris Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:18  
  06:18 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  06:15
[HOU 77-84]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (4 AST) 
  06:07 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:47
[HOU 80-84]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Mark Morris Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:20 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:14 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Len (1 ST) 
Mark Morris Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  05:09  
Mark Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:09  
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Warren  05:09  
  04:45 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:43  
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  04:25
[PHX 86-80]
 
  04:08 Smith Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:06  
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (2 AST)  04:03
[PHX 88-80]
 
  03:41 Motiejunas Turnover : Palming Turnover (3 TO) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST)  03:27
[PHX 91-80]
 
  03:18
[HOU 82-91]
Motiejunas Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:13  
  03:13 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Terry 
Len Substitution replaced by Goodwin  03:13  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Wright  03:13  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Tucker (3 AST)  02:58
[PHX 94-82]
 
  02:46 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warren Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:44  
Goodwin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  02:33  
Goodwin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:31  
  02:31 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:31 Team Rebound 
  02:31 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:31  
Warren Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Team Rebound 
  02:02 Jump Ball Harden vs Wright (Smith gains possession) 
  02:01
[HOU 84-94]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  01:49 Smith Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:49
[PHX 95-84]
 
Goodwin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:49  
  01:49 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:36 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (2 ST) 
Goodwin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:33
[PHX 97-84]
 
  01:21 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:19  
Warren Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:17  
  01:17 Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  01:17 Ariza Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  01:07
[HOU 86-97]
Beverley Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (5 AST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:40.4  
Wright Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:40.4
[PHX 99-86]
 
  00:33.9 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:32.7  
Warren Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:09.7 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:04.9 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:03.5  
Tucker Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (39-37) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Goodwin Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:46
[PHX 101-86]
 
  11:26
[HOU 88-101]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Wright Hook Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:02 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:53 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Warren Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:51  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:44 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40
[HOU 90-101]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Warren Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  10:14  
  10:02
[HOU 93-101]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:01  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  10:01  
Warren Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  10:01  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:41 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Goodwin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK)  09:24  
  09:22 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:15 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:13 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:11 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:10  
Price Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:58 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Price Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:58  
  08:38 Motiejunas Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  08:26
[PHX 103-93]
 
  08:14 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:13  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
Team Rebound  07:52  
  07:52 Smith Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:39 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bledsoe Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  07:37  
Bledsoe Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:37  
  07:27 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Goodwin Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  07:10  
  07:08
[HOU 95-103]
Brewer Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  06:46 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Goodwin (1 ST) 
Wright Running Hook Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:23 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:06
[HOU 97-103]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:42
[PHX 105-97]
 
  05:32
[HOU 100-105]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:10 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
Price Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:05  
  05:05  
Goodwin Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  05:05  
Price Substitution replaced by Tucker  05:05  
  04:58 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:56  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:28 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST) 
  04:24 Terry Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  04:24 Terry Substitution replaced by Harden 
Tucker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:16  
  04:08 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  04:08 Harden Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (4 TO) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:44  
  03:25 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:25  
  03:17 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (3 AST)  03:03
[PHX 108-100]
 
  02:42 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:40  
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:25 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Mark Morris Foul: Personal Take (5 PF)  02:25  
  02:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:01 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:00  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (4 AST)  01:47
[PHX 110-100]
 
  01:39 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (3 ST) 
  01:33 Beverley Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Marc Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:33
[PHX 111-100]
 
  01:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:25 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:23  
Marc Morris Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (6 AST)  01:20
[PHX 113-100]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:16  
  01:07 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:06  
  01:02 Beverley Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  01:02 Beverley Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  01:02 Harden Substitution replaced by McDaniels 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  01:02
[PHX 114-100]
 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Bullock  01:02  
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  01:02
[PHX 115-100]
 
  00:52.7 McDaniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Goodwin  00:52.7  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Warren  00:52.7  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Price  00:52.7  
  00:52.7 Ariza Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Bullock Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:35.9  
Wright Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:35.9
[PHX 117-100]
 
  00:25.7
[HOU 102-117]
Johnson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Goodwin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:06.8 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:01.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bullock Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
3rd Pacific
39
43
1-9
22-19
17-24
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Bledsoe 17.0
Len 6.6
Bledsoe 6.1
Len 1.5
Bledsoe 1.6
HOU
2 players 28.4
2 players 13.8
2 players 7.8
2 players 3.0
2 players 1.6