HOUSTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A 3-point play by Kyle Lowry with 59 seconds to play gave Houston a four-point lead Wednesday and the Rockets held on to defeat Philadelphia 93-87.
The Rockets have won three in a row while the 76ers have lost a season-worst five straight -- the last three setbacks coming on the road.
The game was close throughout and Philadelphia trailed by a single point heading into the final minute. Lowry, however, made a jumper while being fouled by Thaddeus Young and the resulting free throw made it a two-possession game.
Luis Scola had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Houston and Martin scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth period.