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Rockets hand 76ers their 12th straight loss, 96-91

The losing streak is Philadelphia's longest since a 12-game skid in late 2006.

December 12, 2009

Houston 96, at Philadelphia 91: Aaron Brooks scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half for the Rockets. The 76ers lost their 12th straight, their longest skid since also dropping 12 in a row from Nov. 25-Dec. 20, 2006.

New York 113, at New Orleans 96: The Knicks scored the game's last 18 points to win their fourth straight, their longest winning streak since a six-game run from Jan. 2-13, 2006.

at Cleveland 104, Portland 99: LeBron James had 33 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Cavaliers rebounded from consecutive sloppy road losses.

at San Antonio 104, Charlotte 85: Manu Ginobili scored 22 points for the Spurs, who handed the Bobcats their ninth loss in 10 road games.

at Indiana 107, New Jersey 91: Rookie Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-high 21 points, Roy Hibbert had a career-best 20 on his 23rd birthday, and the Pacers ended a six-game skid.

Oklahoma City 102, at Memphis 94: Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds as the Thunder ended the Grizzlies' three-game winning streak.

at Chicago 96, Golden State 91 (OT): Luol Deng had 21 points as the Bulls ended a four-game losing streak.

Dallas 106, at Miami 93: Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points for the Mavericks, who are 9-4 on the road. The Heat has lost five of its last seven home games.

Atlanta 111, at Toronto 89: Joe Johnson scored 20 points for the Hawks, who cruised to their third straight win.

at Lakers 104, Minnesota 92

-- associated press

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