Houston 99, Phoenix 81

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 3, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #20 Leroy Richardson, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 15941

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 20 19 22 20 81
Houston 30 29 21 19 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 8-14 4-6 4-8 L1
Houston 13-10 10-3 3-7 W1

Recap


Kevin Martin scored 16 points in 17 minutes as the host Houston Rockets jumped out early and cruised to a 99-81 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday.

Kyle Lowry collected five points, nine assists and eight rebounds and Luis Scola chipped in 14 points and eight boards for the Rockets, who had dropped their previous two games. Houston, which is 3-7 on the road, embarks on a six-game road trip.

Houston jumped out quickly on Friday, opening up a 59-39 lead at the half behind 11 points from Martin. The Rockets, who had struggled on the defensive end in their last two games, held Steve Nash scoreless before the break.

The Suns have not had their usual high-scoring attack this season and could not mount any sort of a comeback after the break.

Houston ended up pulling most of its starters in the third and no one on the team played more than 24 minutes.

Nash finished with six points and nine assists and Marcin Gortat collected 15 points and 12 rebounds for Phoenix.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Houston
Jared Dudley 15 Scoring Kevin Martin 16
Steve Nash 9 Assists Kyle Lowry 9
Marcin Gortat 12 Rebounds Chase Budinger 10
Jared Dudley 3 Free Throws Made Chase Budinger 5
Jared Dudley 3 Steals Courtney Lee 2
Marcin Gortat 3 Blocks Jordan Hill 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 81 41.0 4-19 9-14 20 39 6 11 16
Houston 99 43.8 4-15 17-17 17 49 9 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Rockets have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Suns have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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