Tuesday, March 11, 2008

NBA's Houston Rockets Win 19th in a Row

While I'm not a big NBA fan, I have followed the NBA's Houston Rockets for a number of years going back to the days of Calvin Murphy, Moses Malone, Clyde "the Glide" Drexler and Hakeem "the Dream" Olajuwon. The 2007-8 edition of the squad has surpasses all former Rocket teams and all but two teams in NBA history by its 19th victory in a row, exceeded only by a Laker squad and one from the Milwaukee Bucks. They could match the 71-72 Buck squad with a win in Atlanta on Wednesday. More impressive still is that one of the Rocket's best players, center Yao Ming, is out with an injury.

"Tracy McGrady scored 19 points in less than three quarters and Houston routed cold-shooting New Jersey 91-73 on Monday night for its 19th consecutive victory, matching the third-longest winning streak in league history."

Congratulations to Coach Rick Adelman, the team and the city. Houston has now moved to just a single game behind conference leaders San Antonio and the Lakers for the best record in the Western conference at a record of 43-20. Thye have also tied an NMA record by winning their 10th straight game by at least 10 points, another impressive feat. Also of note in NBA news is the Eastern Conference's Boston Celtics winning the 50th game against only 12 losses.

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