Sweet 16: Led by Paul's Shooting, Rockets Roll Thunder at OKC

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Chris Paul led the way with 25 points (5-of-6 on three-pointers) as the Rockets (50-13) won their 16th consecutive game with an impressive 122-112 road victory at Oklahoma City (37-29). Houston is now tied with Boston for the NBA's longest winning streak this season and remains ahead of the Warriors (50-14) in the race for the West's No. 1 seed.

James Harden was somewhat efficient with 23 points (8-of-13 FG) and 11 assists (but 10 turnovers), while Clint Capela and Nene combined for 18 points and 8 rebounds on 7-of-11 shooting vs. Steven Adams on the interior.

My postgame Locked on Rockets recap examines all the key storylines from Tuesday night, including how the Rockets made an important statement in knocking off the star-studded Thunder (led by Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony) and avenged a Christmas loss in the same building when Paul didn't play.

The final segment of the show examines the intense battle for home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs between the Rockets and Warriors (50-14). With both teams now having fewer than 20 games remaining in the regular season, what should fans expect? Tune in:

Talking Rockets w/ Ben DuBose

Talking Rockets w/ Ben DuBose

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