The 17-game winning streak is over for the Houston Rockets and after it ended, one of their stars acknowledged they needed to be better. Two nights after being unable to keep the winning streak going, the Rockets get a chance to rebound when they visit the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
The Rockets (51-14) are coming off their first loss since Jan. 26. They were unable to keep the streak going when they were handed a 108-105 loss at Toronto on Friday.
The Rockets have won seven straight from Dallas and it is their third-longest streak in the series. Houston also has won 13 of the last 16 after Dallas won 12 of the previous 14.
Harden scored 29 in a 107-91 home victory Oct. 21. Houston won the next two games by identical 104-97 scores when Harden totaled 52 points.