The Phoenix Suns fell behind early on Friday night and were unable to overcome the Houston Rockets, who saw seven players score in double figures. The Suns shot 41% from the field and made just four of their 19 attempts from behind the arc, and made just nine free throws on the night. The loss dropped Phoenix to 8-14 on the season, including a dismal 4-8 mark on the road, while Houston improved to 13-10.
Steve Nash was held scoreless in the first half and ended his night with just six points and nine assists. The veteran point guard was visibly frustrated throughout most of the contest and the losing has to be taking its toll on him. Marcin Gortat recorded a double-double, scoring 15 points and bringing down 12 rebounds, while Shannon Brown had 12 off the bench.
Kevin Martin led Houston in scoring with 16 points and only played 17 minutes before leaving early with an apparent injury. Luis Scola had 14, Patrick Patterson and Chase Budinger both had 12 off the bench, and former-Sun Goran Gragic added 10 as well.
The Suns will now return home to take on the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday evening. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. from US Airways Center.
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