Despite having both Joel Embiid and James Harden on the lineup, the 76ers (12-12) were unable to defeat the Rockets (7-17), a Western Conference bottom team.
Philadelphia rallied in the fourth quarter to force an overtime, but was unable to maintain the push during the extra five minutes, that were dominated by Houston, winning the game 132-123.
After the game Sixers’ head coach Doc Rivers called out his players for not getting constantly beat by their opponents.
“We fouled the entire game. Just bad, undisciplined fouls,” Rivers told reporters after the Sixers’ third consecutive loss. “They looked us in the eye, beat us off the entire dribble the entire night. We were late to helps. Number one: we just gotta stop getting beat the entire game. Defensively, I thought we were not at our best tonight, clearly.”