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Apr 9, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) controls the ball as Phoenix Suns point guard Kendall Marshall (12) defends during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Sun Sets In Odd Fashion! Rockets 101 - Suns 98

Imagine James Harden was wearing purple and orange as opposed to red…Wouldn’t that be something!

James Harden dribbled out the clock with time winding down with the game notched at 98-98 then launched his three ball in the air and as the ball game down, Jermaine O’Neal tipped the ball coming down and got whistled for goaltending which ultimately cost the Suns the win as the Rockets took the game 101-98.

O’Neal has been one of the most reliable players on the Suns roster all season long, not only did O’Neal struggle in tonight’s game scoring just six points on 2 of 12 shooting from the field, but his mental error at the buzzer essentially cost the Suns the game.

Harden led all scorers with 33 points as he also recorded six rebounds and six assists as the Suns lock-down defender P.J Tucker was eating Harden’s dust all night long

Luis Scola stepped up big time for the Suns after making this statement the other night: “There’s no reason why to be positive,” the former Houston Rocket Luis Scola said. “So how are we going to stay positive? Nobody should be positive. We have to work hard. The way we do it is we realize that we have problems and that we need to fix them.”

Scola played a brilliant game against his former team recording 28 points, eight boards, and a block on 12 of 20  shooting from the floor. Scola scored 11 points in the fourth quarter including six straight down the stretch in a tight contest.

Goran Dragic fared well against Jeremy Lin as Dragic recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists.

With this loss to the Rockets, the Suns have now lost 10 in a row and are owners of the second worst road record in the NBA behind only the Bobcats. The Rockets on the other hand improve to 28-11 at the Toyota and they’re now just 1/2 game behind the Golden State Warriors for the sixth seed in the western conference.

 

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