Rockets Vs. Bucks: Houston Win Streak Halted At Seven Games

The Rockets returned to Earth on Wednesday, losing 105-99 to a talented Milwaukee team.

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Rockets Vs. Bucks Final Score Update: Bucks Snap Rockets Streak, Win 105-99

The Rockets seven game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday night by the Milwaukee Bucks, who handed Houston just its third home loss of the season.

G Stephen Jackson and G Brandon Jennings put up matching 20 point efforts, and the Bucks delivered the Rockets their first loss in two weeks.

Kevin Martin paced Houston with 29 points, and three other Rockets added 13 points or more, but the short-handed Rockets couldn't extend their season-best streak to eight games.

Just eight Rockets played on Wednesday night, and starting PG Kyle Lowry logged 43 minutes, nearly six more than his season average. Lowry finished with eight points, eight rebounds and 10 assists, continuing his well-rounded start to 2012.

Houston continues its four game home stand Friday night when they host the Washington Wizards.

For in-depth coverage of the Rockets, head over to The Dream Shake, while Brew Hoop has you covered for everything you need to know about Milwaukee.

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Rockets Vs. Bucks Halftime Score Update: Houston Up 51-42 At Home

In search of their 8th consecutive win, the Houston Rockets hold a 51-42 halftime lead over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks behind Kevin Martin's 17 points.

Martin has already connected on seven field goal attempts, three from behind the arc, and the streaking Rockets hold a decided edge on the boards, having out-rebounded Milwaukee 35-22 in the first half.

Although he has yet to score a point, PG Kyle Lowry continued his strong 2012 play, dishing out seven assists and grabbing six rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

G Carlos Delfino paced the Bucks with eight first half points, and a trio of players added seven point apiece to keep Milwaukee within striking distance.

Neither team shot above 39.2% in the half, and the Rockets missed 14 of their 18 three point field goal attempts.

For in-depth coverage of the Rockets, head over to The Dream Shake, while Brew Hoop has you covered for everything you need to know about Milwaukee.

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NBA MVP 2012 Power Rankings: Kyle Lowry Has Proven To Be An All-Star This Season

Riding a seven-game winning streak and finally gaining some national respect, the Houston Rockets will have a stern test against a veteran-laden San Antonio Spurs squad on Wednesday night.

One person on the Rockets whose played like a seasoned veteran all year has been sixth-year point guard Kyle Lowry, who was featured on Tom Ziller's MVP Rankings this Wednesday.

7. Kyle Lowry Rockets 16.5 points on .564 TS%, 8.7 assists, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals 10
The Rockets are now reflecting Lowry's genius, riding a hot streak into the playoff seeds. If Lowry and Kevin Martin can carry Houston all of the way into the postseason in Kevin McHale's first full season as a head coach, a whole lot of crow will be eaten around the league.

Those numbers are LeBron-esque, and Lowry's presence in the lineup is proving to be a real difference maker for Kevin McHale and for the rest of the Rockets top players. Kevin Martin's shot selection has improved, Luis Scola and Samuel Dalembert are getting shots closer to the rim and the role players are increasingly involved in the offense.

So NBA fans...can you make this man an All-Star? Its the least you could do.

For in-depth coverage of the Rockets, head over to The Dream Shake, while Brew Hoop has you covered for everything you need to know about Milwaukee.

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Rockets Vs. Bucks: Game Preview, TV Info And More

Houston tries to make it eight in a row against a talented young Milwaukee squad coming off victories over Miami and New York.

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