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Suns stun Rockets 97-88 as road 'dogs

HOUSTON (AP) - Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to a 97-88 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night that snapped the Suns' two-game losing streak.

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PJ Tucker added 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds.

Channing Frye had 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and grabbed six rebounds, and Goran Dragic chipped in 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting for the Suns, who shot 45.6 percent from the field, including 45.8 percent from behind the arc.

Dwight Howard had 15 points and 18 rebounds, Aaron Brooks added 17 points and six assists, and Omri Casspi had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Rockets, who lost their second straight game.

James Harden finished with 14 points, hitting 3 of 17 from the field and going 0 for 10 from behind the arc. Patrick Beverley had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Houston shot 35 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 23 times.

The Rockets opened the fourth quarter with a 13-2 run to cut the Suns' lead to 75-74 on Brooks' 3-pointer with 7 minutes remaining. Brooks led Houston in the stretch with five points.

As they did throughout the game, the Suns responded, going on a 13-0 run over the next four minutes to open the lead to 14 on Marcus Morris' 3-pointer with 3 minutes remaining.

Houston tried to answer, closing within 88-82 on Brooks' 3-pointer with 1:49 remaining that capped an 8-0 run.

Again, the Suns would have an answer as Morris connected on a 3-pointer from the corner followed by two free throws from Dragic to push the lead to 11 with 1:15 left.

Houston tried once more to slice into the lead, getting it down to 7 on Beverley's 3-pointer with 57 seconds left. Houston got no closer the rest of the way.

After the Rockets got to 63-61 on Garcia's 3-pointer with 2:20 left in the third, the Suns finished the quarter on a 10-0 run, capped by two free throws by Markieff Morris to take a 12-point lead into the fourth.

Houston opened the second half with an 11-4 run to get within 55-51 on Beverley's 3-pointer with 6:50 remaining in the third quarter.

Phoenix used a 14-3 run over a three-minute span of the second quarter to take a 47-34 lead on Tucker's 3 with 3:09 remaining in the quarter.

The Suns shot 50 percent in the first half and took a 51-40 lead into the break. Houston shot 29.8 percent in the first half.

NOTES: Houston said center Omer Asik will miss a week with a right thigh contusion. Asik will be re-evaluated at the end of the week. . Houston forward Chandler Parsons missed his second straight game with back spasms. . Phoenix center Alex Len missed his eighth straight game with a sore left ankle.

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