The Houston Rockets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 125-103 to improve their record to 13-12 on the season, while the Sixers fell to 12-14.
Playing without Jrue Holiday due to a mild foot sprain, the Sixers looked lost on the defensive end, allowing the Rockets to operate their pick-and-roll to perfection.
James Harden led all scorers with 33 points on an efficient 7-of-12 shooting (17-of-18 from the line) while Jeremy Lin scored a very quiet 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting to help the Rockets shoot 56 percent on the evening.
Sixers' guard Evan Turner suffered a mild ankle sprain in the third quarter, forcing him to sit out the remainder of the contest. Once Turner exited, things fell apart for Doug Collins' bunch.
The Sixers have now lost eight of their last 10 games, and will travel to Atlanta on Friday night for a matchup with the Hawks.
The Rockets, on the other hand, have won two straight against Atlantic Division opponents and will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.
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