Rockets 96, 76ers 91
Aaron Brooks scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half and
the Houston Rockets held off a late surge before handing the
Philadelphia 76ers their 12th straight loss, 96-91 on Friday
The 76ers (5-18) are on their longest skid since also dropping
12 in a row from Nov. 25-Dec. 20, 2006. They traded Allen Iverson
near the end of that losing streak.
Iverson, in his third game back with Philadelphia after his
short retirement, hit a pull-up jumper with 1:06 remaining in the
fourth. But Brooks’ step-back jumper ended the Sixers’ hopes of
winning for the first time since Nov. 18 against Charlotte.