Rockets tame struggling Spurs
It is looking even more likely the San Antonio Spurs may not make the Western Conference play-offs after the visitors fell to the Houston Rockets 109-93 Monday evening at the Toyota Center.
Leading the way for the Rockets was James Harden, as the 28-year-old shooting guard from Bellflower, California scored a game high 28 points, while passing out six assists and pulling down six rebounds for the contest.
While Houston pushes towards the top seed in the Conference, San Antonio is going in the opposite direction from the Rockets, as the visitors have lost three straight games and are currently on the outside looking in for the Western Conference Playoff race.
The West is still a logjam however, with the Spurs only four games behind the Portland Trail Blazers, who currently occupy third place.
San Antonio has only won two of their past ten games and looks likely to not win 50 games for the first time in over 15 years.
Derrick White led the way for the Spurs, as the 23-year-old rookie point guard from Colorado Springs, Colorado had a team high 14 points, while pulling down four rebounds and recording one assist for the game.
The Rockets are currently in first place in the Western Conference, with a record of 53-14 on the season and are up two games on the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.
They have won nine of their past ten games, having seen their winning streak snapped by the Raptors in Toronto.
The Spurs head back home to host the also struggling Orlando Magic on Tuesday evening, while the Rockets welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to the Toyota Center on Thursday night.
Houston are 29/20 to win the Western Conference, with Golden State 10/19.
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