With 0.4 seconds left, Ellis jacked up a prayer that was answered.
The Rockets dominated the game for the majority of the night, but they gave up too many second-chance opportunities in the second half.
James Harden led the way with 25 points, seven assists and four steals, and Omer Asik added an impressive 16 points and 22 rebounds—posting his 40th double-double of the season.
The big difference for the Rockets was their lack of bench production, with just 23 of their 107 points coming from their second unit.
The eighth seed in the Western Conference is slowly slipping away for the Rockets, and Wednesday night was certainly a step in the wrong direction for the Rockets.