Sixers Get Blasted by a Rocket Losing Five Straight
- Updated: February 23, 2012
HOUSTON—Luis Scola had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Lowry, added 13 points and two crucial three-point plays down the stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-87 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Martin scored 16 points and Patrick Patterson added 12 off the bench for the Rockets, who’ve won three in a row and snapped a four-game home-court losing streak to Philadelphia.
Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 18 points and Thaddeus Young had 15 for the 76ers, who will head into the All-Star break on a five-game losing streak. The 76ers lost for only the second time in their past nine meetings with Houston.
Philly was held without a 3-pointer for the first time this season, missing all nine attempts. The Rockets went 5 for 18 from 3-point range, with all but one of the makes coming in the second half.
Notes: The Rockets have won 24 consecutive games when holding their opponent to less than 90 points. Lowry missed his first free-throw attempt, after making his previous 25. The 76ers dropped to 7-2 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season. Philly coach Doug Collins couldn’t give a timetable for Spencer Hawes’ return from a left Achilles strain. Collins said Hawes will visit a doctor in Los Angeles during the All-Star break and wear a protective boot.