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ROCKETS VS. SUNS OVERALL RECORD
Houston Rockets 111   --   113 Phoenix Suns
REG SEASON: 103-107 PLAYOFFS 8-6

Rockets vs. Suns Regular Season
YEAR ROCKETS RECORD OPPONENT   YEAR ROCKETS RECORD OPPONENT
1969 San Diego 7 - 1 Phoenix   1970 San Diego 0 - 7 Phoenix
1971 San Diego 4 - 2 Phoenix   1972 Houston 1 - 3 Phoenix
1973 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix   1974 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix
1975 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix   1976 Houston 0 - 4 Phoenix
1977 Houston 3 - 1 Phoenix   1978 Houston 1 - 3 Phoenix
1979 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix   1980 Houston 1 - 1 Phoenix
1981 Houston 1 - 4 Phoenix   1982 Houston 3 - 2 Phoenix
1983 Houston 0 - 5 Phoenix   1984 Houston 2 - 3 Phoenix
1985 Houston 4 - 1 Phoenix   1986 Houston 3 - 2 Phoenix
1987 Houston 3 - 2 Phoenix   1988 Houston 4 - 1 Phoenix
1989 Houston 1 - 3 Phoenix   1990 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix
1991 Houston 3 - 1 Phoenix   1992 Houston 1 - 3 Phoenix
1993 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix   1994 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix
1995 Houston 3 - 1 Phoenix   1996 Houston 3 - 1 Phoenix
1997 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix   1998 Houston 1 - 3 Phoenix
1999 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix   2000 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix
2001 Houston 1 - 3 Phoenix   2002 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix
2003 Houston 3 - 1 Phoenix   2004 Houston 1 - 3 Phoenix
2005 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix   2006 Houston 0 - 3 Phoenix
2007 Houston 1 - 3 Phoenix   2008 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix
2009 Houston 2 - 1 Phoenix   2010 Houston 0 - 4 Phoenix
2011 Houston 1 - 2 Phoenix   2012 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix
2013 Houston 2 - 2 Phoenix   2014 Houston 2 - 1 Phoenix
2015 Houston 3 - 1 Phoenix   2016 Houston 2 - 1 Phoenix
2017 Houston 4 - 0 Phoenix   2018 Houston 4 - 0 Phoenix

Rockets vs. Suns Playoff History
YEAR ROUND ROCKETS RECORD OPPONENT
1994 Semifinals Houston 4 - 3 Phoenix Suns
1995 Semifinals Houston 4 - 3 Phoenix Suns

Top Performances: Rockets VS. Suns

1999-2000 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 128, Rockets 122 : Great Game, Tough Loss
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 1, 1999 IN PHOENIX
    Rockets fight Suns relentlessly to double overtime, fall 128-122
  • Rockets 105, Suns 95 : Shandon Eclipses Suns
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 4, 1999 IN HOUSTON
    Anderson has second straight big game in 105-95 setting of Suns
  • Suns 108, Rockets 101 : Suns Set on Winning Streak
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | MARCH 7, 2000 IN HOUSTON
    Late Phoenix surge sparks Suns to 108-101 victory over Rocks
  • Rockets 107, Suns 98 : Hotter than the Suns
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | APRIL 18, 2000 IN PHOENIX
    Shandon ties career high with 35, Guards torch Suns in Phoenix

2000-2001 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 104, Rockets 99 : Rockets Fall to 1-3
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 5, 2000 IN PHOENIX
    Missed free throws deadly as Robinson, Suns beat out Rockets
  • Rockets 94, Suns 89 : Dream Sets on Suns
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 18, 2000 IN HOUSTON
    Francis scores 25, Olajuwon 19 as Rockets defeat Suns 94-89
  • Suns 94, Rockets 92 : HEARTBREAKER
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | MARCH 11, 2001 IN PHOENIX
    Fourth quarter collapse costs Rockets win, hurts playoff chances
  • Suns 90, Rockets 85 : Suns Setting on Playoff Hopes
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | MARCH 29, 2001 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets can't stop Kidd, fall to Suns at home 90-85

2001-2002 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Rockets 103, Suns 100 : MOOOOOOCHIE FRO THREE!
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 4, 2001 IN PHOENIX
    Mooch nails 3-point bomb at buzzer, Rockets stun Suns 103-100
  • Suns 97, Rockets 91 : Phoenix Pulls Away Late
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 26, 2001 IN HOUSTON
    Despite 33 from Cuttino, Suns beat Rockets in 4th behind Marbury
  • Rockets 104, Suns 97 : The Wizard Appears
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 2, 2002 IN PHOENIX
    Walt returns to team, scores 13 in 4th, Rocks win 104-97 in Phoenix
  • Suns 90, Rockets 88 : Blocked By The Suns
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 30, 2002 IN HOUSTON
    Cat's drive rejected in final second, Rocks fall at home to Suns 90-88

2002-2003 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 88, Rockets 87 : Death Valley
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 15, 2002 IN PHOENIX
    Rocket guards outplayed as team falls in nailbiter to Suns 88-87
  • Rockets 102, Suns 96 : Rockets Cool Off Suns
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | JANUARY 15, 2003 IN HOUSTON
    Guards come up big again, Rockets hold on to beat Phoenix
  • Rockets 107, Suns 89 : PHOENIX RICE-ING
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 19, 2003 IN PHOENIX
    Glen Rice nails 7 triples as Rockets make Stoudemire, Suns roadkill
  • Rockets 85, Suns 75 : Rocks Hold On For Big Win
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | MARCH 16, 2003 IN HOUSTON
    Tale of Two Halves as Houston clings to lead late, beats Suns 85-75

2003-2004 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Rockets 90, Suns 85 : Rockets Pull Game Out Over Suns
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 14, 2003 IN HOUSTON
    Francis scores 26, Yao 21 and 14 boards to lead Rockets past Suns 90-85
  • Suns 102, Rockets 87 : Marion Helps Suns Scorch Rockets
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 20, 2003 IN PHOENIX
    Suns forward scores 15 points in fourth as Rockets fall 102-87 in Phoenix
  • Suns 99, Rockets 79 : Rocks Continue To Crumble
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 2, 2004 IN PHOENIX
    Marion, Johnson fire Suns past Francis-less Rockets 99-79 in Phoenix
  • Suns 99, Rockets 97 : Big Blunder Burns Rockets
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 15, 2004 IN HOUSTON
    Early collapse, late blunder costs Rockets as Suns win 99-97 in OT

2004-2005 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 108, Rockets 98 : Suns Scorch Rockets
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 5, 2005 IN HOUSTON
    Phoenix rains down triples as Yao, McGrady no match for Suns 108-98
  • Rockets 127, Suns 107 : McGrady, Yao Fuel Rocket Explosion
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 11, 2005 IN PHOENIX
    League takes notice as duo combines for 65 points, 31 boards in rout of Suns
  • Suns 91, Rockets 78 : Rockets Offense Fizzles
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 3, 2005 IN HOUSTON
    Rocks do good job of defending Suns, but bricks lead to 91-78 home loss
  • Rockets 98, Suns 97 : Rockets Hang On In Phoenix
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 9, 2005 IN PHOENIX
    McGrady's 34 fuels Rockets as they escape after Hunter's botched dunk

2005-2006 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 100, Rockets 88 : Dropping Like a Rock(et)
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 23, 2005 IN HOUSTON
    At home, reeling Rockets still no match for Suns, drop contest 100-88
  • Suns 109, Rockets 75 : Suns Completely Humiliate Rockets
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 16, 2006 IN PHOENIX
    Scorching-hot Phoenix plus abysmal Houston effort results in 109-75 thrashing
  • Suns 111, Rockets 94 : Baked By Suns
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 27, 2006 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets can't finish quarters as Marion, Nash, Diaw torch Rockets 111-94

2006-2007 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 102, Rockets 91 : Rocket Comeback Falters
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 29, 2006 IN PHOENIX
    Houston takes 38 threes and attempts late comeback, but falls 102-91 to Suns
  • Suns 100, Rockets 91 : Star-less Rockets Fizzle Late
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 17, 2007 IN HOUSTON
    T-Mac sits also as Rockets hang tough, but can't top Suns in 100-91 home loss
  • Suns 103, Rockets 82 : Suns Blaze Past Rockets
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 12, 2007 IN PHOENIX
    Rockets can't shoot straight as Barbosa torches Rafer in 103-82 loss in Phoenix
  • Rockets 120, Suns 117 : T-Mac, Yao Will Rockets Past Suns
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | APRIL 16, 2007 IN HOUSTON
    Star duo steps up big in 120-117 win, leads Rockets to first round homecourt

2007-2008 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 115, Rockets 105 : Defenseless Rockets Drop 4th Straight
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 17, 2007 IN HOUSTON
    Suns shoot over 62% as Suns scorch Rockets without T-Mac 115-105
  • Rockets 100, Suns 94 : Francis Returns, Seals Stunning Win
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 28, 2007 IN PHOENIX
    Stevie nails shot, picks steal in final seconds as Yao, Rockets stun Suns 100-94
  • Suns 122, Rockets 113 : Rockets Can't Cool Suns
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 22, 2008 IN PHOENIX
    T-Mac, Rafer continue struggles as Amare, Suns roll 122-113 in Phoenix
  • Rockets 101, Suns 90 : Rockets Torch Suns
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 11, 2008 IN HOUSTON
    McGrady, Scola ignite Rockets attack in key 101-90 win over Stoudemire, Suns

2008-2009 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Rockets 94, Suns 82 : Rockets Block Out Suns
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 12, 2008 IN PHOENIX
    McGrady, Rockets show some fight in 94-82 win over Nash, Suns
  • Rockets 116, Suns 112 : Brooks Bounces Suns Late
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 6, 2009 IN HOUSTON
    Aaron Brooks goes for career-high 30 points as Rockets top Suns 116-112
  • Suns 114, Rockets 109 : Late Blitz Defuses Rockets
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 1, 2009 IN PHOENIX
    Suns use 15-0 run to overtake Rockets late in Houston's 114-109 loss in Phoenix

2009-2010 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 111, Rockets 105 : Suns Frye Burns Rockets
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 17, 2009 IN HOUSTON
    Forward's three helps Suns pull away in final minutes, beat Rockets 111-105
  • Suns 118, Rockets 110 : Brooks, Landry Not Enough
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 6, 2010 IN PHOENIX
    Rockets go 0-3 on road trip as four Suns score 20 or more in 118-110 loss
  • Suns 115, Rockets 111 : HOUSE OF PAIN
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 31, 2010 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets drop yet another at home as starters misfire in 115-111 OT loss to Suns
  • Suns 116, Rockets 106 : Suns Use Runs To Top Rockets
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 11, 2010 IN PHOENIX
    Scola, Brooks strong, but Suns close on 16-4 run to take 116-106 win

2010-2011 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 123, Rockets 116 : Rockets digging deep hole with loss to Suns
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 22, 2010 IN HOUSTON
    Team bricks from distance, falls to 3-10 after 123-116 home loss to Phoenix
  • Suns 113, Rockets 110 : Miller, Rockets Make Mistakes Late
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 8, 2011 IN PHOENIX
    Bad passes, bad calls lead to hard 113-110 loss to Suns in Phoenix
  • Rockets 95, Suns 93 : Rockets Hold On, Beat Suns
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 14, 2011 IN HOUSTON
    Missed FTs give Suns shot to win it, but Dudley's miss hands Rockets 95-93 win

2011-2012 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Rockets 99, Suns 81 : Suns No Match For Rockets
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 IN HOUSTON
    Phoenix outmatched as 7 Rockets score in double figures in 99-81 win
  • Rockets 96, Suns 89 : Bench Bonanza!
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 9, 2012 IN PHOENIX
    Rockets bench continues to excel as Houston knocks off Suns in Phoenix
  • Suns 99, Rockets 86 : Rockets Get Scorched
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 18, 2012 IN PHOENIX
    Shooting dries up in Valley of the Suns as Rockets fall to Redd, Suns 99-86
  • Suns 112, Rockets 105 : Rockets Blow Another Opportunity
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 13, 2012 IN HOUSTON
    Team loses another key game at home, falls to Nash, Suns 112-105

2012-2013 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 107, Rockets 105 : Dragic Burns Rockets Late
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 9, 2013 IN PHOENIX
    Former Rocket scores 13 in the final period as lowly Suns upset Rockets 107-105
  • Rockets 111, Suns 81 : Scola Returns, Rockets Rout
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 13, 2013 IN HOUSTON
    Motiejunas scores a career-high 19 points as Rockets crush Suns 111-81
  • Rockets 101, Suns 98 : ROCKETS CLINCH PLAYOFFS!
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 9, 2013 IN HOUSTON
    Goaltend call gives Rockets 101-98 home win over Suns, clinches playoffs for first time since 2009
  • Suns 119, Rockets 112 : Rockets Blow One In Phoenix
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 15, 2013 IN PHOENIX
    Costly loss puts Rockets in bind -- they must beat Lakers Wednesday to avoid 8th seed

2013-2014 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Suns 97, Rockets 88 : One Bad Trend
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 4, 2013 IN HOUSTON
    Harden, Rockets go frigid in disappointing 97-88 home loss to Suns
  • Rockets 122, Suns 108 : Dwight Eclipses Suns
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 5, 2014 IN HOUSTON
    Howard goes for 34 points, 14 boards as Rockets beat Suns 122-108
  • Rockets 115, Suns 112 : Beverley Burns Suns Late
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 23, 2014 IN PHOENIX
    Point guard scores 12 of career-high 20 in fourth as Rockets top Suns 115-112

2014-2015 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Rockets 100, Suns 95 : Wolverine Returns
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 6, 2014 IN HOUSTON
    Beverley comes off bench to score 19 points, power Rockets past Suns
  • Rockets 113, Suns 111 : HARDEN AT THE HORN!
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 23, 2015 IN PHOENIX
    James Harden staves off collapse with game-winning buzzer-beater
  • Rockets 127, Suns 118 : Harden Owns The Fourth
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 10, 2015 IN PHOENIX
    Rocket guard scores 20 of his 40 in final period as Rockets eclipse Suns
  • Suns 117, Rockets 102 : Suns Torch Rockets
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 21, 2015 IN HOUSTON
    Poor defense, ineffective Harden takes down Rockets in 117-102 loss

2015-2016 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Rockets 111, Suns 105 : SURVIVING THE SUNS
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 4, 2016 IN PHOENIX
    Brewer, Ariza bail out Rockets as they escape Phoenix with 111-105 win
  • Rockets 116, Suns 100 : Rockets Bounce Back, Beat Suns
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 19, 2016 IN PHOENIX
    Houston snaps 3-game slide with blowout 116-100 win in Phoenix
  • Suns 124, Rockets 115 : A FITTING END
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 7, 2016 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets blow a must-win, fall at home to 20-58 Suns in what may be the dagger

2016-2017 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Rockets 125, Suns 111 : BACK TO BUSINESS
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 21, 2016 IN PHOENIX
    After misfiring against Spurs, Rockets hit 18 threes to drop Suns in Phoenix
  • Rockets 131, Suns 115 : Rockets Flatten Suns
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 26, 2016 IN HOUSTON
    Harden goes for 32 and 12 in 30 minutes as Rockets obliterate Suns in Houston
  • Rockets 133, Suns 102 : ROUT FROM THE START
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 11, 2017 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets, behind Harden's 40 in three quarters, crush Suns from opening tip
  • Rockets 123, Suns 116 : GUTTING IT OUT
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 2, 2017 IN PHOENIX
    Troy Williams surprises with six triples, Rockets win without Harden

2017-2018 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE SUNS:

  • Rockets 142, Suns 116 : ROLLING IN PHOENIX
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 16, 2017 IN PHOENIX
    Chris Paul returns, Rockets put up 90 in first half to rout Suns
  • Rockets 112, Suns 95 : Anderson, Rockets Crush Suns
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 12, 2018 IN PHOENIX
    Ryno puts Alex Len on a poster as Rockets cruise to 112-95 road win
  • Rockets 113, Suns 102 : BACK ON TRACK?
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 28, 2018 IN HOUSTON
    Slow Sunday afternoon game, but Harden, Rockets beat Suns 113-102
  • Rockets 104, Suns 103 : GERALD GREEN WINS IT!
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 30, 2018 IN HOUSTON
    Three at the buzzer beats Suns, gives Rockets their 11th straight win

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