Faltering Rockets fail to lift off after fifth defeat on the bounce

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr, who scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, going up for a dunk despite the attention of Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon. The Wizards handed the Houston Rockets their fifth consecutive National B
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Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr, who scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, going up for a dunk despite the attention of Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon. The Wizards handed the Houston Rockets their fifth consecutive National Basketball Association loss with a 121-103 win on Friday night courtesy of Otto Porter, who led the hosts with 26 points and Bradley Beal's 21-point showing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 31, 2017, with the headline 'Faltering Rockets fail to lift off after fifth defeat on the bounce'. Print Edition | Subscribe