NBA scores: Rockets tumble as defense slips

Scott Halleran

The Houston Rockets' five-game winning streak came to a halt this weekend against the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder.

After a five-game winning streak, the Houston Rockets came back down to Earth with consecutive losses to the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder this weekend.

Kevin McHale's squad fell to San Antonio, 122-116, on Friday then lost the Oklahoma City, 124-94, on Saturday as the defense slipped. The Spurs shot 57 percent from the floor as Tony Parker and Tim Duncan each reached the 30-point plateau, and the Thunder hit 48 percent of its shots as both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook topped 25 points each.

Across the league, the weekend was filled with upsets.

The Miami Heat fell on the same nights as Houston, losing 109-99 to the Detroit Pistons and 104-85 to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Sacramento Kings won two upset games, first using a James Johnson three-pointer at the buzzer to drop the New York Knicks, 106-105, and then beating the Boston Celtics 118-96.

But not surprising anyone was the Los Angeles Clippers, who beat the Utah Jazz, 116-114, on Friday and then 107-96 on Sunday to extend their winning streak to 17 games.

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