Rockets Clinch Playoff Position; Prevail Over Suns

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The Houston Rockets clinched a place in the playoffs after winning against the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night in NBA action.

The Phoenix Suns added to their losing streak, helping the Rockets advance to the playoffs for the first time since the 2008-2009 season.

During their game against the Rockets, the Suns lost their 10th straight game when center Jermaine O’Neal swiped a potential game-winning shot by Rockets guard James Harden right off the rim helping the Rockets onto a 101-98 victory over Phoenix.

The loss for Phoenix was so harsh that Phoenix Suns’ forward Jared Dudley took to his Twitter page to write of his team’s demise:

Houston’s James Harden finished with 33 points, six rebounds and six assists. The Phoenix’s Luis Scola proved to be no match against the power of the Houston Rockets, even with his 28 points and eight boards during Tuesday night’s game. Scola even scored 11 points in the fourth quarter giving the Suns a 98-96 lead with 53.5 seconds left.

Despite a dwindling clock it was the Rockets players who placed Francisco Garcia for a three-pointer. He missed but another chance opened up for the team to take the lead after Harden grabbed the rebound and Houston’s Jeremy Lin went to the rim, drawing a foul.

At the line, Lin made both free throws with 35 seconds left.

When it was all said and done, the Rockets prevailed against the Phoenix Suns with Houston’s head coach Kevin McHale displaying pride and joy for his team.

Click here to view footage from Tuesday night’s game!

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