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Phoenix 127, Houston 91
When: 9:00 PM ET, Friday, February 7, 2020
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials: #15 Zach Zarba, #36 Brent Barnaky, #70 Phenizee Ransom
Attendance: 17043

Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a career high 39 points, Devin Booker added 33, and the Phoenix Suns ended a four-game losing streak with a 127-91 rout of the visiting Houston Rockets on Friday night.

The Rockets, playing without star guard Russell Westbrook (rest), had their four-game winning streak end as they posted a season low in points -- despite 32 points from James Harden. Houston's small-ball main lineup lost a game for the first time this month.

Westbrook, who averages 26.7 points per game, was given the night off to rest, a day after he surpassed the 20,000-point mark of his career in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Phoenix made 15 of 31 3-point attempts, seven by Oubre to tie a career high, and four by Booker. Limited to only a five-man bench due to injuries, the Suns nevertheless ended the Rockets' 13-game winning streak in head-to-head meetings and evened the all-time series at 108 wins for each team.

Phoenix got its first home win over the Rockets since April 2013. The Suns had a huge edge in rebounding, 51-29 for the game.

The Suns took control early, using a 17-4 run over the last four minutes of the first quarter to lead by 20 going into the second. Phoenix put up 46 first-quarter points, matching the season high by any team in a first period this season.

The Rockets rallied in the second quarter, cutting the deficit to 57-52 on a Harden layup. Harden had 16 points in the second quarter.

About the only thing that didn't go right for Oubre was a missed two-handed dunk early in the third quarter. He swished a 3-pointer from the top of the arc at the third-quarter buzzer, giving the Suns a 97-73 lead.

The Rockets got as close as only eight points in the second half. Houston made just 29 of 85 field-goal attempts (34.1 percent) while Phoenix hit 43 of 77 (55.8 percent).

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Houston   Phoenix
James Harden 32 Scoring Kelly Oubre Jr. 39
James Harden 5 Assists Ricky Rubio 10
Danuel House Jr. 6 Rebounds Devin Booker 9
James Harden 9 Free Throws Made Devin Booker 9
Danuel House Jr. 2 Steals Mikal Bridges 4
P.J. Tucker 2 Blocks Cheick Diallo 3
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 91 34.1 11-48 22-26 16 29 5 8 16
Phoenix 127 55.8 15-31 26-27 29 51 9 10 23
Upcoming Games
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Denver. The Suns have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Utah. The Rockets have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .667 after a loss.