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.


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.


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

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