Feb 28, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard Kevin Martin (12) drives on Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the third quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US Presswire

Rockets Vs. Raptors: Houston Loses Fifth Straight 116-98

The Houston Rockets saw their losing streak extended to five games with a 116-98 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

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Kyle Lowry Injury: Houston Guard Tweets He's Out 'For A While'

The Houston Rockets have yet to give a complete injury report on guard Kyle Lowry, but Lowry himself has been quite foreboding on Twitter. After apparently injuring his ankle and playing only 24 minutes in the Rockets' fifth consecutive loss on Wednesday, Lowry himself gave a status update via Twitter.

First, a more ambiguous report:

And then roughly 7-8 hours later, a Tweet that seemed to signify he's out for the foreseeable future:

How bad is this for a Houston team that's sunk straight out of the Western Conference playoff race? Pretty darn bad, predicts Rockets blog The Dream Shake:

If the Rockets continue to lose games without Lowry and fall out of the playoff picture, you have to think that a third straight year of mediocrity would signal widespread change. That's what we're dealing with here. This injury alone, pending knowledge of its severity, could determine Houston's direction for the future. But before I get ahead of myself, I'll wait for some confirmation. Updates will follow.

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Kyle Lowry Injury: Houston Guard To Have MRI For For Apparent Ankle Injury

Houston Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry notified fans via his Twitter feed that he was having an MRI on an apparent ankle injury.

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Rockets Vs. Raptors Final Score: Houston Struggles In 116-98 Loss To Toronto

The Houston Rockets struggles continue as they lose for the fifth straight time falling to Toronto 116-98. The Rockets gave up 58 points in each half to a Toronto team that doesn't light up the scoreboard with regularity allowing the Raptors to shoot a sizzling 59 percent for the game.

Six different Raptors finished in double figures led by DeMar DeRozan's 23 points. Linas Kleiza pitched in 19 points off the bench while Jose Calderon added 17 points and 12 assists. Leandro Barbosa added 15 points and Amir Johnson 14 for the Raptors. Houston offered little defensive resistance to the Raptors who recorded 31 assists on 45 made baskets.

Chandler Parsons led the Rockets with 19 points while Kyle Lowry added 16. Samuel Dalembert and Goran Dragic finished with 14 points each. Kevin Martin played only 18 minutes in the game scoring just seven points on 1-7 shooting.

For more on this game Rockets fans should check out The Dream Shake while Raptorsfans should take a look at Raptor's HQ. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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Rockets Vs. Raptors Score: Houston Trails Toronto 58-46 At Halftime

The Houston Rockets came into Wednesday's game struggling and they trail the Toronto Raptors 58-46 at halftime. The Rockets played the Raptors evenly in the first quarter but were outscored 30-18 in the second quarter.

Kyle Lowry, Chandler Parsons and Samuel Dalembert all scored nine points in the first half for the Rockets while Patrick Patterson chipped in seven points off the bench. Kevin Martin struggled through the first-half scoring five points on 1-5 shooting.

The Rockets struggled to contain Toronto's backcourt combination of DeMar DeRozan and Jose Calderon. DeRozan scored 14 points in the first-half to lead the team and Calderon added 13 points and five assists. Toronto shot a sizzling 63 percent in the first half and also racked up 17 first-half assists.

For more on this game Rockets fans should check out The Dream Shake while Raptorsfans should take a look at Raptor's HQ. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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Rockets Vs. Raptors Time, TV, Radio Info And More

The Houston Rockets continue their road trip and are looking to snap a four-game losing streak when they take on the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night.

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