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Suns slip past Rockets

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - The recently struggling Phoenix Suns certainly gave their home crowd something to cheer about during fan appreciation night Monday as the team stunned playoff bound Houston, 119-112 on Monday.

Luis Scola scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against his former team, while Markieff Morris padded the stat sheet with 20 points, seven rebounds, five steals and six blocks for the Suns, who had found victory just once in their last 12 games and had dropped 15 of 17 overall coming in.

"We know this wasn't the season we all expected," Scola said. "This is what we earned tonight, we deserved this. We need to work and get better and I hope we can work to get better for next year."

P.J. Tucker had 21 points and Wesley Johnson scored 12 to go along with seven boards in the victory.

Phoenix, which currently sits at the bottom of the conference and is already guaranteed its second-worst record in franchise history, finishing ahead of only the 16-66 mark in the team's expansion season of 1968-69, came out firing from the start.

Chandler Parsons scored 24 points, Jeremy Lin added 20 and Carlos Delfino chipped in 23 for the Rockets, who have already clinched their first postseason berth since 2009, but have lost two of their last three.

04/16 00:52:50 ET