Phoenix Suns Outlast Houston Rockets in Shootout
|Hakeem Warrick: Career night filling in for Channing Frye.|
Marcin Gortat had a game-high 16 rebounds, and Steve Nash had a game-high 14 assists in the win. Warrick added eight rebounds in his huge night.
With the win, the Suns moved their record to 33-29, which is 1.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies, who currently hold the eighth and final Western Conference playoff bid. The Suns now have 20 games (all but two of which are against Western Conference teams) to catch the Grizzlies.
Next up for the Suns is a home game Thursday against the Denver Nuggets (37-27), who recently traded away star Carmelo Anthony. Tip-off is 8:30 p.m. TV: TNT. Radio: KTAR 620 AM. More info: www.suns.com.