Houston, TX (Sports Network) - James Harden shot a 3-pointer at the buzzer and it was goaltended by Jermaine O'Neal, giving the Houston Rockets a 101-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
Harden scored 33 points, and while he was just 9-of-21 from the field, including 1-of-7 from behind the arc, he was 13-of-14 from the foul line while adding six rebounds and six assists
Francisco Garcia had 15 points while Jeremy Lin and Greg Smith scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, in the victory, their fifth in the last six games.
The Rockets sit in seventh place in the Western Conference standings, a half- game behind the Warriors with four games left on the schedule.
Luis Scola had a team-high 28 points and eight rebounds for the Suns, who have lost 10 straight and 14 of their last 15 games. Goran Dragic registered a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists while Markieff Morris had 11 points and nine rebounds in the setback.