The Houston Rockets' winning streak is over, but their first playoff spot in four seasons is in sight. A matchup with the Western Conference-worst Phoenix Suns should help the Rockets move closer to that goal.
Houston could have Chandler Parsons and Carlos Delfino back Tuesday night in the start of a three-game homestand. With a chance to match a season-best five-game win streak, the Rockets (43-34) gave up their most points in a regulation game this season on Saturday, losing 132-114 at Denver. Thirty-two of those points came off Houston's 19 turnovers.
Parsons, the team's second-highest scorer (15.3 ppg) behind James Harden (25.8), missed his second straight game with a right calf injury, while Delfino sat for a third in a row with flu-like symptoms.
"I think throwing the ball to them was a bigger focal point (than missing Chandler and Delfino)," said coach Kevin McHale after the 2-1 trip. "They had 32 points off our turnovers and 18 points off offensive rebounds. There's no de...