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Rockets Beat Shorthanded Nets 114-104 for 7th Straight Win

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden gives instructions during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden gives instructions during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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Houston (AP) -- Eric Gordon scored 21 points before being ejected in the fourth quarter and Garrison Mathews added 19 as the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to seven games with a 114-104 victory over the shorthanded Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Before the streak, the Rockets dropped their previous 15 games. It's the first time Houston has won seven straight since winning eight in a row in November 2019.