The 3rd quarter only held more trouble for the Sixers as they fell further behind. Philly's sloppy offense committed turnover after turnover, totaling 22 on the contest. Houston used the fast-break off the turnovers to their advantage, scoring an impressive 34 points in transition. James Anderson performed admirably against his former team, tacking on 30 points off 6 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough.
Thaddeus Young scored 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, but turned the ball over 6 times in the loss. Carter-Williams dished out 10 assists and recorded 2 steals but could not find his shot (2-11 FG) and scored only 4 points. Henry Sims continued his solid play as a starter, scoring 18 points and securing 6 boards and a block. The 76ers only shot 39% and were outrebounded 57-39.
James Harden scored 26 points and added 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 4 steals in a dominating performance. Dwight Howard blocked 3 shots, grabbed 13 rebounds and scored 17 points. Jeremy Lin contributed 13 points and 7 assists off the bench. The Rockets scored 62 points in the paint.
The Sixers will look to avoid making more history on Saturday, hoping to avoid facing their 27th straight defeat at home against the Pistons.
By: Matt Ryan