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Rockets end 2021 with loss to the Heat, losing streak extends to six

HOUSTON — This year was not a great one for the Houston Rockets. The year began with the departure of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in January and ended in December after witnessing two losing streaks of 15 or more games.

The Rockets spent all of 2021 in basketball purgatory, so it’s fitting that Houston closed the calendar year with a 120-110 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday. With the loss, the Rockets dropped their sixth consecutive game while falling to 10-26 on the season. By losing to the Heat, the Rockets will wrap up 2021 with a record of 26-79.