This was probably the worst loss of the season for the Rockets, a team that still, more than 20% into the NBA season, has not won a game away from Houston. The other losses on the road had generally been competitive, or at least explicable. The Rockets lost to Denver, but Denver had just gotten Murray back, and shot incredibly well, both on good shots, and terrible ones alike. The Rockets shot well too, but not quite well enough, and the back-to-back road game in Denver was lost.
Aside from the season opening loss to what now appears to be quite a good Orlando team (it only took ten years!