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Can the Houston Rockets surpass their 2008 winning streak?

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images
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Can the Houston Rockets surpass their franchise record 22-game winning streak that was set 10 years ago in 2008?

The Houston Rockets are fresh off of a big win in a nationally televised game against the Celtics on Saturday night. That victory marked Houston’s 15th consecutive win. During their streak, the Rockets have defeated the Spurs, Cavs, Wolves and Nuggets in their respective buildings.

Houston hasn’t lost a game since Jan. 26, and they were perfect in February for the first time since 2008. That Rockets squad in 2008, led by Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming, won a franchise record 22 consecutive games. The ’08 squad’s streak lasted from Jan. 29 2008 to Mar. 18 2008, oddly beginning nine years and 364 days before the current teams’ 15-game winning streak.

Furthermore, if the Rockets can remain undefeated through Mar. 18 of this year, their winning streak will be at 23 games, breaking the franchise record exactly a decade later.

The Rockets have been able to win on the road or at home, against lottery teams or contenders, and in close games or blowouts. This is the most talented Rockets team that we’ve seen in a long time, and they’re certainly capable of winning their next eight games. Can they do it? Let’s take a look at Houston’s upcoming schedule.

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