Another night featuring a Southwest rivalry in the Lone Star State with the Houston Rockets losing their fourth consecutive game. This battle occurred in the Alamo City, as the San Antonio Spurs demonstrated very clearly why they are unbeaten at home this season at the AT&T Center.
This was their second meeting within the past two weeks after Houston’s 88-84 home victory over the Spurs on Christmas Day. The Rockets played well in the first half and it felt more like a game 7 playoff game than a regular season match. Houston played good defense, and clicked on all cylinders on the offensive end. Then just like the past 3 games the Rockets found a way to collapse in one quarter costing them the game.
On this night it was a 36-17 third quarter shellacking which quickly turned the game into a nightmare for the Rockets.
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