HOUSTON (AP) -- Donatas Motiejunas scored a career-high 19 points to lead five Houston starters in double figures and the Rockets routed the Phoenix Suns 111-81 on Wednesday night.
James Harden scored 18 and Omer Asik had 14 for the Rockets, who stayed in the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference standings.
Wesley Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the first quarter for the Suns, who lost to Houston for just the fourth time in the last 14 meetings. Luis Scola had four points and four rebounds in his first game in Houston since the Rockets designated him as their amnesty cut last summer.
Houston had all five starters in double figures for the 11th time this season.
The Rockets led 30-25 after one quarter after sinking four 3-pointers. Johnson scored 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting in the opening quarter to carry the Suns, who trailed despite hitting 12 of their first 20 shots.
Four of Houston's five starters were back on the floor with just under eight minutes left in the first ...