Tuesday , Mar , 16 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Phoenix Suns Team Report – March 16

=== Phoenix Suns Team Report – March 16 ===

(Sports Network) – The Phoenix Suns welcome the struggling Los Angeles
Clippers tonight to America West Arena. The road team has won seven of the
last nine contests in this series. The Clippers have won three of four and
four of their last six at Phoenix.

This is the third meeting of the season between the two squads. Both clubs
have picked up a victory at the Staples Center in the previous meetings. The
teams will play again on April 13th at Phoenix.

Phoenix is 3-7 in Tuesday games this season. The Suns, who have lost three
straight at home, are just 14-19 as the host.

On Monday, Joe Johnson buried a jump shot with 1.4 seconds left in overtime,
lifting the Suns to a 99-97 win over the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.
Phoenix halted a four-game losing streak and collected its third straight win
versus the Rockets. Johnson had 19 points, while Shawn Marion scored 29 and
tied the game with a three-pointer late in regulation.

Amare Stoudemire scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for the Suns,
who overcame a 21-point deficit and shot 35 percent for the game. Leandro
Barbosa added 14 points in the win.