With a pair of weekend victories over New Orleans and Atlanta, the Rockets (60-14) have now won nine consecutive games and 26 of their past 27 overall. The 60 wins, with eight games still left to play, shatters the prior franchise record of 58 wins in the 1993-94 championship season.
After taking care of business at home over the weekend, Houston is effectively six games up on Golden State (54-19) and Toronto (54-20) in the race for the league’s best record and home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs.
In the latest episode of Locked on Rockets, television analyst Matt Bullard joins me to break down Saturday’s win over the Pelicans and all related topics, including growth shown by Clint Capela vs. elite bigs like Anthony Davis; why players from the 1993-94 championship squad are happy to see the 2017-18 Rockets break their record; the recent injury to Golden State star Stephen Curry and its longer-term consequences; and the current state of Mike D’Antoni‘s end-of-bench options, including the likes of Ryan Anderson, Nene, Gerald Green, and Joe Johnson.
Bullard also explores the recent resurgence of Eric Gordon and why it could bode very well for other Rockets who get an opportunity to rest down the home stretch of the regular season. Tune in: