Jose Calderon posts triple-double to push Raptors past Rockets
Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Jose Calderon registered a triple-double to lead the short-handed Raptors to a 103-96 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
He had 18 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds as Alan Anderson and DeMar DeRozan added 23 and 19 points to give the Raptors (6-19) their first consecutive wins since April 13 and 15 of last season.
The Raptors led by as much as nine points in the fourth quarter, but former Raptor Carlos Delfino drained two baskets in the final 1:04 to pull the Rockets to within two points.
The Raptors played their third consecutive game without second- and third-leading scorers Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry, who were out with injuries.
James Harden scored 28 points for the Rockets (11-12), while Marcus Morris added 19.
The Rockets have now lost seven straight on the road, their worst road losing streak since they dropped eight straight in 2001.