Time running out on Suns reaching the playoffs

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Suns hope to blast the Rockets tonight as they continue their drive to the playoffs.

Phoenix lost its last game to Sacramento 126-118.

Houston comes in after beating the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night 110-93. The Rockets are a half game behind San Antonio in the NBA's Southwest Division. The Rockets have already clinched a playoff spot.

Dallas' win last night over Minnesota moved the Mavericks four games ahead of the Phoenix Suns for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.