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By Justin Einhorn Posted: Feb. 2, 2012 Kevin Martin has provided plenty of offense since returning, but the Houston Rockets have seemingly suffered on defense. The Rockets are looking to shore up things on that end of the court before opening a lengthy road trip, though they could have trouble doing so Friday night against Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns. Both Nash and the Suns are coming off their highest-scoring games of the season, with the two-time MVP's 30 points keying a 120-103 victory in New Orleans on Wednesday. Phoenix (8-13) has won the last seven meetings with Houston (12-10) when Nash has played, averaging 115.7 points. An injured Nash missed the most recent matchup as the Rockets ended their seven-game skid in the series with a 95-93 home win March 14.
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