Last night, the Rockets put the finishing touches on a great March for the team.
The Houston Rockets took firm control of the Western Conference during March with a 14-1 record for the month. That puts their last two months at 26-1, a flat out ridiculous number.
The Rockets, at one point, were on a 17-game winning streak dating back to January. After one loss, the team finished the month on a 11-game streak.
In some games the Rockets could have had an excuse to lose, they won. An example of that would be last night, when they played lazily and were down double-digits to the Suns. They came back and won on a buzzer-beater by Gerald Green.
The first three games of March might have been the most impressive. They beat the Celtics in a tough game the beat the Thunder and Bucks on back-to-back nights.
The lone loss
The only loss of the month was to the Raptors in Toronto. It was a hard-fought game where the Rockets tried to comeback, but ultimately failed.
It was a tough environment in Toronto in front of a packed crowd, including Drake, all wanting the winning streak of Houston to end.
Credit to the Raptors fully. They should be the favorites in the Eastern Conference, because they are quite good.
A look at April
Before being the top seed heading into the playoffs, the Rockets will have to finish up a few games.
It starts pretty tough for the squad. They play San Antonio, Washington, Portland & Oklahoma City to begin April. They play two more games after that: the Lakers and the Kings.
We’ll see how much resting the Rockets will do heading into the postseason. There is still a pretty high chance the team will finish with 65+ wins in the best season the franchise has ever had.