The Rockets got 16 points from Kevin Martin as Houston ran past Phoenix 99-81 on Friday at Toyota Center.
Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 201.5.
Houston got 14 points from Luis Scola and another 12 points from Courtney Lee. Kyle Lowry contributed 9 assists, while Chase Budinger cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Phoenix got 15 points from Marcin Gortat in a losing cause and another 15 points from Jared Dudley. Steve Nash contributed 9 assists for the Suns, while Marcin Gortat had 12 rebounds.
The Rockets hit the break leading 59-39 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 49 boards, while Phoenix only had 39.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head home to face Charlotte.