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The Rockets look to make it a sweet 16 tonight against the Thunder

Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images
Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images
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The Rockets are in the midst of a long winning streak and will look to keep it going tonight.

The Houston Rockets (49-13) are rolling, folks. They have won the last 15 in a row and will look to make it 16 tonight as they face the OKC Thunder (37-28).

The Rockets will be trying to get win No. 50 of the season by the 6th of March. They are already on pace to break the record for most wins in a season by a Houston Rockets team.

The Thunder, recently, has had trouble beating teams over .500. They have won 6 of their last 9, but none of those were against teams with a positive record. You’d have to go back a month ago today to February 6 when they took down the Warriors. All season, OKC has been a team that steps up for big games, but that hasn’t happened recently.

Let’s look at the projected starting lineups:

Projected Starting 5s

Rockets

Chris Paul/James Harden/Trevor Ariza/P.J. Tucker/Clint Capela

Thunder

Russell Westbrook/Josh Huestis/Paul George/Carmelo Anthony/Steven Adams

Notes

The Thunder rested Carmelo Anthony last game against the Trail Blazers, so he’ll be ready and fresh for tonight’s matchup.

The last time these two teams met was on Christmas Day when the Thunder came back and beat the Chris Paul-less Rockets. Let’s hope things are different tonight.

Joe Johnson is now out along with Ryan Anderson and Brandan Wright. Joe is dealing with an illness while the other two are out with injury.

ESPN’s First Take seems to have little faith in Houston, or at least Stephen A. Smith does:

If all good things come to an end, @stephenasmith predicts the Rockets' 15-game winning streak will end tonight. pic.twitter.com/Fk8QvCjxDR

— First Take (@FirstTake) March 6, 2018

Let’s prove him wrong and make it 16 in a row.

Houston will play tomorrow night as well in Milwaukee. This is one of the toughest back-to-backs of the season and will really test the winning streak of the Rockets.

Be sure to tune into TNT tonight at 7 p.m. CT!

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