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Hacking Andre Drummond doesn't help Rockets

Hacking Andre Drummond doesn't help Rockets

Detroit's Andre Drummond set an NBA record by missing 23 free throws, but the Pistons still defeated the Houston Rockets, 123-114, on Wednesday night at Houston.

Drummond set a career high and franchise record by attempting 36 free throws on a night he was intentionally fouled 21 times. The previous record for most misses was 22, set by Wilt Chamberlain on Dec. 1, 1967.

The Rockets took the lead in the third quarter when they fouled Drummond 12 straight times, but it didn't help them close the gap in the fourth.

Houston's James Harden had his first triple-double of the season and seventh of his career with 33 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and 14 assists in the...