March 13, 2008

The amazing Rockets

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

I’ll be the first to admit that I wrote off the Rockets when Yao went down. There’s no hiding from it; I thought they were doomed. Now the fact that they’re on the second longest winning streak in NBA history is truly amazing. Even more so when you realize that nobody has come near a 20-game streak in over 30 years.

Believe it or not, the guy that every Houston fan wanted out in the off-season, Rafer Alston, has been a leader on this team throughout this incredible run. Hell, even management wanted to cut him out by acquire fellow point guards Mike James and Steve Francis.

And you can write it down with permanent marker, they’ll hit 21 games. Their next opponent is the lowly Charlotte Bobcats. Then we’ll be treated to a battle for the Western Conference’s top spot against the Lakers.

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