Jason Richardson went off for 26 points and added 0 rebounds leading Phoenix over Houston, 123-116, on Monday at Toyota Center.
The Suns were a 2-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 215.5.
Phoenix got 24 points from Steve Nash and another 17 points from Grant Hill. Steve Nash contributed 9 assists, while Hedo Turkoglu cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
The Rockets got a 19-point performance from Kevin Martin, who was supported by 16 points from Luis Scola. Kyle Lowry had 8 assists in a losing cause for Houston, while Jordan Hill grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Phoenix were victorious, as the score was 59-45 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 51 boards, while Phoenix only had 33.
Next game, Phoenix takes its act home to face Chicago looking for another win. For Houston, they head home to face Golden State.