Suns look to outshine the Rockets

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Phoenix Suns v Houston Rockets

2021-22 NBA Regular Season

Friday 4 November 2021

Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona

Tip-off at 04:00 


The Phoenix Suns will look to outshine the Houston Rockets when the teams meet in an NBA Regular Season game at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on the morning of Friday 5 November 2021. Tip-off is at 04:00.


The Suns have struggled to recapture the form that took them to the NBA Finals last season, but Jae Crowder insists they have gears to go to – and will find a full-game performance sooner rather than later.

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“You saw us play desperate,” Crowder said after a close-run 110-107 defeat to the Sacramento Kings last week. “We have to find a way to generate that for 48 minutes. We have to get back being the hunter instead of being hunted. We are stepping up to the challenge but not for 48 minutes.”


The Rockets have also struggled to find form of late, notably suffering a heavy 122-91 loss to the Utah Jazz this past weekend. Coach Stephen Silas believes patience will be required for his young team to find their pull potential.


“It is not going as quickly as I want it to, but as a coach, it never goes as quickly as you want it to,” Silas said. “It’s a work in progress, for sure.”

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“We are a new team getting to know each other every game, and we want to learn from it,” Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. added. “We are trying to learn each other and learn each other’s spots.”


In head-to-head stats, the Suns and the Rockets have met in 219 Regular Season games since 1968-69, with Phoenix claiming 111 wins compared to 108 for Houston. The teams’ last Regular Season meeting was in April 2021, with the Suns winning 126-120 at home (four a fourth successive victory over the Rockets) thanks to 26 points from Jae Crowder.


Phoenix Suns v Houston Rockets – Head-to-head, Regular Season

Games played: 219

Suns wins: 111

Rockets wins: 108

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Published: 11/04/2021