The Houston Rockets snapped a 20-game losing streak on Monday with a win over the Toronto Raptors, but their losing, miserable ways have quickly returned. Houston lost by 25 points to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, and then followed it up with a brutal collapse to lose to the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-101 on Friday night.

Houston led by as many as 19 points in the second half and had a 101-85 lead with 7:30 remaining. But the Rockets didn’t score a point over the final 7:30 and were outscored 22-0. Houston went 0-for-14 from the field to finish the game.

Yikes. Sometimes the word “collapse” is overused in sports, but not scoring in the final 7:30 of an NBA game — after having a 16-point lead — is 100% a collapse. The Rockets become just the fourth team over the last 25 seasons to not score in the final 7:30 of the fourth quarter.

What makes it even more pathetic for Houston is that the Timberwolves have been an even worse team this season! With the win, Minnesota improves to 11-34 (.244 winning percentage), which is still the worst record in the NBA (1.5 games worse than the Rockets).

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