Pacers send reeling Sixers to 21st straight loss
Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) shoots over Philadelphia 76ers guard Hollis Thompson (31) during the third quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Photo by Pat Lovell, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Pacers 99, 76ers 90
Lance Stephenson scored 25 points and Paul George added 24, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 99-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
The loss was the Sixers' 21st in a row, setting a club record. They are five short of the NBA record of 26 consecutive losses set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.
Stephenson scored 19 points in the first half and led the Pacers (50-17) in scoring for the first time in nearly two months.
The Sixers (15-52) have not won since Jan. 29, when Evan Turner, now a Pacer, scored the game-winning basket in a 95-94 win over Boston.
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Rockets 124, Jazz 86
The Houston Rockets returned home after losing three in a row on the road to torch the Utah Jazz 124-86.
Houston forward Terrence Jones scored 13 of his 30 points in the third quarter as the Rockets (45-22) extended their home winning streak to a season-high nine games.
Utah (22-46), meanwhile, lost for the 10th time in their last 11 games.