Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry had a pretty simple solution for kick-starting Marcin Gortat in the second half of Friday’s game in Houston. Gortat finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds, Steve Nash had 18 points and 10 assists and the Suns boosted their playoff hopes with a 112-105 win over the Rockets. The Suns came into the game holding the No. 10 spot in the Western Conference, and little margin for error with only two weeks left in the regular season. Phoenix trailed by four at halftime, largely because Houston center Marcus Camby grabbed 18 rebounds in the first half. Gentry stormed into the locker room and aimed most of his frustration at the 6-foot-11 Gortat.
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