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Phoenix Suns v Houston Rockets: Game preview

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James Harden led the way against the Jazz with 37 points (©GettyImages)
James Harden led the way against the Jazz with 37 points (©GettyImages).

The Houston Rockets saw their five-game streak snapped on Monday, but will look to make amends against Phoenix Suns at the Toyota Centre tonight.

The Rockets fell 109-103 to Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, which ended a two-game road winning streak.

"We just weren't ready to play," said head coach Kevin McHale quoted by ModBee. "They got a big lead. We kind of fought back a few times and tried to take it from them, but they gained a lot of confidence and they made some big shots. We could never get our hands back on the game."

The Rockets were without Jeremy Lin (knee) and Chandler Parsons (back spasms). McHale however said there were "plenty of guys to win" that game.

The Suns complete a two-game road trip on. They lost to Memphis Grizzlies 110-91 at the FedExForum on Tuesday.

The Grizzlies took on the challenge of falling eight points behind at the half and came from behind to lead 36-20 in the third quarter.

Memphis outscored the Suns 64-37 in the second half. They also allowed the Utah Jazz their first road victory on Saturday thus falling back to .500.

The teams split last season's four match-ups with the home team winning each time. Phoenix has lost two straight and four of its last five in Houston.

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