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Suns rally past Rockets to earn 10th win

Suns rally past Rockets to earn 10th win

Brooks missed a short jumper and reserve forward Channing Frye sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:51 remaining that made it 103-98. Landry split two free throws and backup center Jarron Collins converted a three-point play to put it out of reach.

Suns reserves scored 34 points.

"The second unit, the guys off the bench, do a great job of keeping themselves in shape," Stoudemire said. "It's great to see those guys come in and contribute the way they do."

The Rockets, meanwhile, are still trying to identify their best scoring options late in games, with All-Stars Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady sidelined with injuries.

"We are still in the emerging stages," forward Shane Battier said. "We are trying to figure out what's good for us, especially down the stretch. That's something we are going to have to go through and look at this game, learn from our mistakes in the fourth quarter and grow."

The Rockets finished 9 for 26 from 3-point range, after hitting five of their first seven attempts to take a 21-9 lead. Houston (6-5) also outrebounded Phoenix 14-5 in the opening quarter and led 34-22.


The Rockets have reached 100 points in 10 straight games, the team's longest streak since a 12-game run in 1995-96. ... Phoenix is 10-2 for the third time in six seasons. ... The Suns' 22 first-quarter points were a season low. ... Hall of Famer and former Rockets C Hakeem Olajuwon had a courtside seat. He shook hands with referee Joe Crawford during a timeout in the first quarter.

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