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Goran Dragic scored 13 of his 18 points and delivered a key hustle play in the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 107-105 on Saturday night.
The Suns overcame 38 points from Rockets star James Harden. Phoenix, far out of playoff contention, has three straight wins over the postseason-hopeful Rockets and is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
Jared Dudley led the Suns with 22 points. The Rockets got 21 points off the bench from Carlos Delfino.
The turning point for the Suns came with 5:57 left in the fourth quarter when Dragic dived for a loose ball and got it to teammate Kendall Marshall, who banked in a long jumper as the shot clock buzzer sounded for a 93-86 lead.
Harden brought the Rockets back with a 3-pointer with 5:25 to play, followed by a basket and free throw to make it 93-92. But Dragic made back-to-back layups for 97-92 lead.
The teams exchanged leads late in the third quarter after Harden's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 5:29 left...
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Goran Dragic scored 13 of his 18 points and delivered a key hustle play in the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 107-105 on Saturday night.
The Suns overcame 38 points from Rockets star James Harden. Phoenix, far out of playoff contention, has three straight wins over the postseason-hopeful Rockets and is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings...
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Saturday night eh Houston Rockets lost to the Phoenix Suns 107-105, but for one of their team the sting that comes with defeat was magnified by epic embarrassment.
Kendall Marshall for the Suns made a bounce pass through the legs of Houston's Omer Asik to Jared Dudley (who scored). Now if the pass was a quick bounce like if Asik had been trying to guard Marshall and Dudley...
Kendall Marshall of the Phoenix Suns ripped a bounce pass through the legs of Houston Rockets center Omer Asik and into the hands of a cutting Jared Dudley for two -- insane.
The best assist from Saturday night in the NBA came from Phoenix Suns rookie Kendall Marshall against the Houston Rockets.In the second quarter, Marshall found teammate Jared Dudley for a backdoor lay-up as he dished the ball between-the-legs of Houston center Omer Asik:
The high-scoring Houston Rockets relied on defense for a change to earn a victory that will look far better in the standings.
Chandler Parsons scored 26 points, James Harden had 20 points and 11 assists and the Rockets overcame a horrendous shooting performance to beat the Golden State Warriors 94-88 on Friday night.
''We definitely had some positive steps in our defense...
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PHOENIX It seemed like a potential collision of local popularity and tactical symmetry.
But could James Harden actually reach free agency and plant his free-agent flag on Planet Orange? Sure, some front-office agility might be required, but this blessed matchup wasnt so difficult to fathom, right?
Well, the notion maintained a vigorous talk-radio heartbeat and flourished in the...
The Houston Rockets are looking to continue pulling away in the Western Conference playoff race, and having all four of their season meetings with the last-place Phoenix Suns remaining should certainly help.
Chandler Parsons will try to keep the Rockets rolling Saturday night when they face the short-handed Suns for the first of back-to-back games.
Houston (34-28) overcame one...