The Philadelphia 76ers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 107-100 win over the Houston Rockets Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
It was a big win for Philadelphia, as it was coming into the game on a massive cold streak. It was 2-8 in its last 10 games to go along with their losing streak. As a result of their struggles, the 76ers find themselves on the outside looking in on the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
Houston has now lost its last three games but still has a lock on a playoff spot.
The Rockets were simply outplayed, having been outscored in every quarter but the fourth. They made it close late on, but they had dug themselves into too deep a hole.
Philadelphia had a very good team performance, with five players scoring in double digits.
Thaddeus Young recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Spencer Hawes did very well off the bench with 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.
Houston got very good showings from James Harden, Omer Asik, Chandler Parsons and Carlos Delfino. They all scored in double digits, with Asik getting a double-double and Harden finishing an assist shy of the achievement.
Harden was the team's leading scorer with 29 points.
Their production couldn't cover up for how woeful Jeremy Lin was. He continued his mediocre season with seven points on only 2-of-13 shooting, including 0-of-3 from behind the three-point line.
As a team, the Rockets only shot 8-of-32 from three-point range.
The Sixers also had an advantage on the bench, with Philadelphia's reserves scoring 28 to Houston's 21. Delfino accounted for 16 of those 21 points.
You can read the full box score here (via ESPN.com).
Player of the Game: Jrue Holiday, PG, Philadelphia 76ers
Jrue Holiday finished an assist shy of a double-double, with 30 points and nine dimes. His 30 points led all scorers. He also recorded four steals. Holiday hitting all seven of his foul shots really helped Philadelphia.
His six turnovers would be singled out had the 76ers not picked up the victory.
Up Next for the Rockets
Up Next for the 76ers
Philadelphia welcomes in the New Orleans Hornets Tuesday night. While one of the worst teams in the Western Conference, the Hornets have won their last four games in a row.