NBA wrap: Rockets, Pelicans, Warriors all see winning streaks end

The Raptors handed the Rockets its first loss since January with a 115-112 victory on its home court.

The Houston Rockets' 17-game winning streak is over. (Representational Image)   -  AP

The Houston Rockets' 17-game winning streak is over. Toronto Raptors handed Houston its first loss since Jan 27 with a 115-112 win on the Raptors' home court.

Houston dug itself in a big hole early as it got down 32-16 at the end of the first quarter, but it had its chances to win late, but thanks to a great defensive play by C.J. Miles in the final 20 seconds, Toronto came away with a win.

Chris Paul had a chance to tie the game with a fast-break layup, but Miles knocked the ball away. Paul then got a look at a 3-pointer, but his shot was off and the game was all but over then. It was a missed opportunity for the Rockets and the nine-time All-Star lamented the play after the game.

"I was looking for a layup," Paul told reporters via the Houston Chronicle. "I gave C.J. Miles a body. It’s on me. He reached back and got a piece of the ball. When I lost it, I saw Trevor (Ariza) and I got to the corner. Just got to make that 3.”

The New Orleans Pelicans had a much tougher task Friday as it faced a good Washington Wizards team without Anthony Davis, who was out with an injury. It couldn't get the job done as it fell 116-97, bringing its 10-game streak to an end.

In the meantime, the Warriors saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end with a 125-108 loss to the Blazers. Portland actually has now won nine games in a row. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 40 points while CJ McCollum had 30 and Damian Lillard had 28.

STUDS OF THE NIGHT

Bucks forwards Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee to a 120-112 win over the Knicks with 30 and 28 points respectively. Antetokounmpo added 10 rebounds and five assists.

Lakers center Brook Lopez had 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting in a 125-116 loss to the Denver Nuggets. He had five rebounds and two steals.

Jazz forward Jae Crowder had 22 points off the bench hitting 6-of-11 3-pointers in a 95-78 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

DUDS OF THE NIGHT

Bulls guard Zach Lavine went 3 for 15 from the floor with just eight points in a 99-83 loss to the Pistons. The team was minus-17 with him in the game.

Hawks guard Kent Bazemore was 2-of-10 shooting with just four points in a 112-87 loss to the Pacers. His team was minus-19 with him on the floor