The Houston Rockets’ season has been a roller coaster ride, to say the least, but their recent career has caught the attention of the NBA.
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After losing 15 games in a row and going 1-16, they were on track to hit the worst record in NBA history, but now the Rockets have now racked up six straight wins to improve to 7-16, rising to 13 in the Western Conference.
With a 118-108 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night, they created history by becoming the first team in the four major North American sports leagues (NBA / NHL / MLB / NFL) to win six games in a row. immediately after a loss. streak of more than 15 games, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
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“The way we’re playing now, it should be the standard,” veteran shooting guard Eric Gordon said. “I will take my chances against anyone as long as we are playing the right way.”
Gordon and Christan Wood each scored 23 points in the victory, in which six players finished in double figures, thanks to some lights out firing from beyond the arc.
For the fourth time in their previous six games, the Rockets shot more than 40 percent from deep, hitting 17 of 40 (42.5 percent) from their 3s, with Wood leading the charge when he was 5-of-6 from all three. -point on the night, while Garrison Mathews added 4 out of 6.
KJ Martin made the Toyota Center go overboard in the fourth quarter as he finished off this impressive blowback, beating Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
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From where they started the season, the Rockets now have a lot of momentum as they look to climb the ranks.
“At first, frankly, we didn’t really know what we were doing, we hadn’t been through those experiences,” Rockets head coach Stephen Silas said. “We had just had a training camp and then game after game. Guys who haven’t been through those moments and the more we do it, the better we get at it. “
Houston will look to achieve seven straight wins Wednesday night when it faces former franchise star James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets (16-7) at home.