Feb. 9, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (4) puts up a shot against the Houston Rockets forward Chase Budinger (10) during the second half at the US Airways Center. The Rockets defeated the Suns 96-89. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE.

Suns vs Rockets: Must Wins


The Rockets come into town to see a much different, more motivated and more importantly winning Suns team. Meanwhile, the Rockets will be two players short. Kyle Lowry is out with a serious infection, while Kevin Martin has an injured shoulder.

The Rockets however, are not going to be pushovers. Their depth is well documented, their backup point guard (insert crying) Goran Dragic is proving that he’s an absolute beast when unleashed and their bigs are still pretty scary, especially with the addition of offensive-board virtuoso Marcus Camby.

The Suns will have to play on all cylinders again, much alike their previous three games. That is all there is to say. If they can build a presence around the pick and roll, they will be able to win this game, and if they do, they’re going to move into half a win behind the 8th seed… Rockets.

There are please-Wins and must-Wins. Entering a scary road trip, this is a must-win for the Suns, let’s just hope they can play up to that challenge.

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