The NBA Rising Stars Challenge tips off at 9 p.m. ET from Toyota Center on Friday night.
The Houston Rockets gave up a combined 230 points in back-to-back losses over the weekend. The results from their games against the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks both featured a lack of defense, leaving the team out-gunned.
The Rockets got run over by the San Antonio Spurs offense, falling 114-92. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Hornets couldn't over come the Memphis Grizzlies, losing 96-89.
The Houston Rockets remain among a group of five teams in the middle of the Western Conference standings.