Steve Nash leads Suns past Rockets 123-116

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Houston Rockets' Kyle Lowry drives past Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash as he loses his balance in the third quarter during a NBA basketball game on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in Houston. Phoenix Suns won 123-116.(AP Photo/Bob Levey) By Bob Levey Houston Rockets' Kyle Lowry drives past Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash as he loses his balance in the third quarter during a NBA basketball game on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in Houston. Phoenix Suns won 123-116.(AP Photo/Bob Levey) By Bob Levey

HOUSTON (AP) -- Steve Nash had 24 points and nine assists to help the Phoenix Suns snap a three-game losing streak with a 123-116 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.

Nash played 37 minutes, showing no lingering effects from the groin injury that sidelined him for the Suns' previous two games.

Jason Richardson scored 26 points and Grant Hill added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Suns, who've won 10 of the last 13 meetings with the Rockets.

Kevin Martin scored 19 to lead the Rockets, who've lost four in a row.

Houston played its sixth consecutive game without Yao Ming, who's out with a bone bruise in his left ankle.