The Rockets grabbed a 95-93 win over the Suns on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from Kevin Martin at Toyota Center.
The Rockets won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 9-point spread. UNDER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an UNDER play.
Houston got 21 points from Chuck Hayes and another 18 points from Kyle Lowry. Kyle Lowry contributed 5 assists, while Chuck Hayes cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Phoenix got 21 points from Vince Carter in a losing cause and another 15 points from Josh Childress. Zabian Dowdell contributed 5 assists for the Suns, while Hakim Warrick had 8 rebounds.
Houston led at halftime, 50-42.
Houston had a 45-40 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Houston takes its act home to face Charlotte looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head on the road to face New Orleans.