The Philadelphia 76ers etched their name in the NBA record book of shame by dropping their 26th consecutive game in a 120-98 loss to the Houston Rockets.

The 76ers (15-57) matched the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers for the longest losing sequence in the four major North American professional sports leagues.

The 76ers' last victory came on January 29, a 95-94 decision over the Boston Celtics, and they next play against the Detroit Pistons at home.

Elsewhere, all-Star point guard Chris Paul bounced back from his worst shooting performance of his career to pop the Dallas Mavericks for 31 points and nine assists as the Los Angeles Clippers rallied late in the final two minutes in a 109-103 victory.

Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a seven-game absence with a big night, leading the Blazers past the Hawks 100-85.

Point guard Brandon Knight scored 30 points as the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Los Angeles Lakers for a 108-105 victory.

Source: Reuters