The Rockets struggled to overcome the Suns, who led the game almost entirely. But Gerald Green on a 3 points to the buzzer delivered the Rockets, badly shipped in this part (17 points behind at the break). Luc Mbah a Moute was back after a week of care for his knee (7 points, 3 rebounds in 26 ‘). James Harden finished with 28 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists, Joe Johnson 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.
At the Toyota Center, the Rockets are moved by the Suns who lead 15-8. Luc Mbah has Moute equalizes 15-15 but Phoenix takes the first quarter 25-22. In 6 minutes, the Suns take off in the second quarter. They lead 40-34 and on a 17-6 run in 6 minutes, take the second quarter 32-18. Visitors are in front at break 57-40.
Even if Houston takes the 3rd quarter 35-29, Phoenix retains 11 points 86-75 ahead of the last. The Rockets offer a nice recovery and glue quickly 91-90 thanks to 3 points Tucker. Everything is played in the last seconds, and on a last possession, Trevor Ariza passes to Green in the corner that enters his 3 points to the buzzer. The Rockets win on 104-103!
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