The Houston Rockets were finishing up one of their worst performances of the season when a chant rang out from behind the bench.
"Fire Gundy" the fans said in unison, prompting coach Jeff Van Gundy to turn and nod in their direction.
"I think it starts with me," Van Gundy said after a 93-72 loss Tuesday night to the Detroit Pistons. "I'm going to get a group that looks like they really want to play. I just haven't provided that this year."
The Rockets lost their fourth game in a row overall and fifth straight at home, dropping to 6-10 in a season that hasn't gone nearly as smoothly as predicted after Houston acquired Tracy McGrady.
McGrady was held to 16 points for the Rockets, who were booed off the court as the game ended.
Houston scored a season-low 72 points, committed 19 turnovers and attempted 16 fewer field goals.
"We're losing and it seems like it's the same type of effort every night," McGrady said. "It's got to change because right now it's pretty embarrassing."
Shooting cools Heat
MIAMI -- Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O'Neal couldn't overcome poor shooting by teammates and lost to the Toronto Raptors, 94-92.
The combination of Person, Eddie Jones, Damon Jones and Rasual Butler were a collective 2 of 19 from the field for eight points against the Raptors, nullifying O'Neal's best game with the Heat and another clutch performance from Wade.
O'Neal finished with 34 points on 12-of-15 shooting and 17 rebounds. Wade scored 22 points, five in the span of 35.3 seconds that tied the score at 92 with 38.7 seconds left.
"It's all about what the team does -- I could care less about what I do," said O'Neal. "If the team doesn't win, then none of that stuff matters."
Around the rim
Jamal Crawford's three-pointer with 3.4 seconds left in overtime lifted the Knicks to a 110-109 win over the Hawks. . . . Steve Nash had 20 points and 14 assists to lead the Suns to their eighth straight win, 115-102 over the Jazz. . . . Devin Brown sparked a fourth-quarter spurt with two three-point plays and two dunks, helping the Spurs beat the Mavericks, 107-89. The Mavs had a season-high 22 turnovers and just 10 assists. . . . Zach Randolph had 19 points, including a jumper with 17.2 seconds left, and the Blazers beat the Sonics, 100-94.