Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview

By Michael Ma

Nov 13, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten (8) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Rockets 123-117. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

This has the makings of being the ultimate trap game for the Houston Rockets as the Philadelphia 76ers carry their 25-game losing streak into Toyota Center. Here’s a look at the matchup by the numbers:


The longest losing streak in NBA history, belonging to the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers.


Number of consecutive wins for the Rockets against sub-500 teams. The Rockets are also in the middle of a 10 game winning streak at home.


The number of points the Sixers allow, worst in the NBA, while the Rockets have found their rhythm offensively, averaging over 115 points in the past 5 games.


The number of points former Rocket James Anderson scored in the Sixers 123-117 overtime win over the Rockets in the first meeting.


The 3-points percentage for the Rockets in the past 5 games, bumping their overall season percentage to 35.7, good for 16th in the league.