T-Mac, Rockets Beat Suns Easily, 101-90

Stoudemire the lone offensive bright spot for Phoenix with 37 points
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2008 12:52 AM CDT
Houston Rockets' Bobby Jackson, left, runs into Phoenix Suns' Leandro Barbosa (10), of Brazil, during the second half on Friday, April 11, 2008 in Houston. Houston won 101-90.    (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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(Newser) – Tracy McGrady had 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists, and Luis Scola added 19 points as the Houston Rockets cruised to a 101-90 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Rookie Carl Landry added 14 points and seven rebounds, and reserve guard Bobby Jackson had 13 points as the Rockets won easily, despite playing without defensive specialist Shane Battier.

Amare Stoudemire scored 37 points and Shaquille O'Neal added 16 points for the Suns, who mustered their lowest point total since a 116-86 loss to Detroit on Feb. 24. The Rockets, who had only five turnovers, matching a season low, and scored 19 points off 13 offensive rebounds, moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Suns in the Western Conference standings.