The Philadelphia 76ers never had a chance to break their losing streak on Wednesday night.
The Houston Rockets got a triple double (26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists) from James Harden and defeated the 76ers 120-98 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas to extend the 76ers’ streak to 26 games, tying an NBA record.
Terrence Jones continues to play at high level, going for 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists while Dwight Howard added 17 points and 13 rebounds, Chandler Parsons scored 16 points, dished out seven assists, grabbed five rebounds and recorded two steals and Jeremy Lin chipped in 13 points and seven assists.
The Rockets raced out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter and although the 76ers managed to cut the lead down to seven by the end of the quarter, this one, as expected, was never in any doubt.
The bright spot for the 76ers on Thursday night was the play of James Anderson, who scored 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field. Henry Sims had 18 points and six rebounds and Thaddeus Young added 15 points and nine boards.
Rookie Michael Carter-Williams dished out 10 assists, but had just four points on two-of-11 shooting.
The Rockets are now 49-22 and the 76ers are 15-57.