Rockets become 4th team in NBA history to win 4 straight games by at least 24 points
The Houston Rockets have been known as an offensive powerhouse for quite some time, but their latest achievement proves just how productive the team can be.
On Sunday, the Rockets handed the Phoenix Suns a 149-113 loss, marking Houston’s fourth consecutive win of 24 points or more.
According to Justin Kubatko of StatMuse, there have only been three other teams in NBA history to win four straight games by 24 or more:
The @HoustonRockets are just the fourth team in NBA history to win four consecutive games by 24 or more points. The others are the 1990-91 Chicago Bulls, the 1992-93 Rockets, and the 1995-96 Bulls.
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) April 8, 2019
Staying true to form, the Rockets knocked down an NBA record 27 triples against the Suns.
As he often does, James Harden led the charge. In just three quarters of play, the Beard racked up 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field (5-of-6 from beyond the arc), 13 rebounds, nine assists and two steals. Eric Gordon led the 3-point barrage, tying his career high of eight.
Chris Paul, who notched six points, nine assists, three rebounds and a whopping five steals in Sunday’s win, says he and his teammates are staying focused on the playoff push:
“We understand that we’re playing for something and we’re all trying to stay sharp,” Paul told ESPN during his postgame availability.
The Rockets will wrap up their regular-season campaign on Tuesday night, when they’ll travel to Oklahoma City for a matchup against the Thunder. Tip-off inside Chesapeake Energy Arena is set for 9:30 p.m. ET, with TNT having live broadcast coverage.
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