Channing Frye scored 19 and Marcin Gortat had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who moved within a half-game of the Rockets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Luis Scola scored 18 points and Goran Dragic added 16 for the short-handed Rockets, who have lost eight of 11.
GRIZZLIES 97, WIZARDS 92
In Memphis, Tennessee, Rudy Gay scored 27 points, including five in the final 23.9 seconds, to lift Memphis over Washington.
Mike Conley added 17 points and six assists for Memphis, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Marc Gasol had 15 points and Zach Randolph added 13. Randolph, Gay and Gasol had nine rebounds apiece, helping Memphis to a 53-40 advantage on the boards.
John Wall led the Wizards with 25 points and six assists. Jordan Crawford finished with 22 points, while Kevin Seraphin had 12 points and 12 rebounds as Washington lost for the fifth time in the last six.
In other NBA play, it was:
‧ Kings 115, Timberwolves 99