Rockets hand 76ers a 5th straight loss

Houston's Luis Scola had 19 points and 10 87 win over the 76ers.

Kevin Martin scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Kyle Lowry finished with 13 for the Rockets, who enter the All-Star break on a three-game win streak.

Philadelphia, meanwhile, saw its season-long losing streak reach five games.

The shorthanded 76ers, playing without forward Elton Brand and center Spencer Hawes, were led by rookie Nikola Vucevic's career-high 18 points. Lou Williams chipped in 17, Thaddeus Young had 15 and Jodie Meeks added 14.