Patrick Patterson tried to pick up the slack, scoring a season-high 19 points, and Jeremy Linadded 13 for Houston, which lost its third straight.
Patterson was disappointed at the effort in transition.
“There are no excuses for tonight, even though we did play in L.A. last night,” Patterson said of the 11-point loss to the Lakers. “We’re an NBA team. We’re all professionals out here. We’re all in NBA shape. We’re all fine. Usually we’re the ones known for pushing the ball, but tonight it seemed the shoe was on the other foot. They were doing that to us.”