Pacers send reeling Sixers to 21st straight loss

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Mar 18 2014 01:01 PM | Updated as of Mar 18 2014 09:01 PM

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.