Hakim Warrick, Vince Carter lead Phoenix past Houston 113-110

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Phoenix Suns forward Hakim Warrick (21) is fouled by Houston Rockets forward Jordan Hill (27) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York Phoenix Suns forward Hakim Warrick (21) is fouled by Houston Rockets forward Jordan Hill (27) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York

PHOENIX (AP) -- Hakim Warrick scored a career-high 32 points starting in place of injured Channing Frye as the Phoenix Suns added to their recent mastery of Houston with a 113-110 victory over the Rockets on Tuesday night.

Vince Carter scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, including two of his five 3-pointers, in the Suns' seventh consecutive win over Houston.

Kevin Lowry scored 32 points for the Rockets, who had won seven of eight overall and seven of eight road games entering the contest.

The Suns, back home after going 4-2 on their longest road trip of the season, never led by more than six in the game and trailed by 11 at one point.

A rare free throw miss by Steve Nash gave the Rockets a chance to tie it at the finish, but Brad Miller's 3-point try under pressure was far off the mark at the buzzer.