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Houston Rockets: A look at the last month of the season

By Michael Knight
HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 30: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets shoots the ball against the Sacramento Kings on March 30, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 30: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets shoots the ball against the Sacramento Kings on March 30, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets are clinging to the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. How does the rest of the season look for them as it wraps up soon?

The Houston Rockets are looking to finish the year strong after clawing back to the No. 3 seed. Can they hold onto that spot and potentially move up in the last few games in the last month of the regular season?

The Rockets have a nice mixture of games that will prepare them for the playoffs and games that should be easy wins. With five games remaining, the Rockets can max out with a record 54-28, a little bit under the preseason over/under by Vegas of 56.5 wins. However, it’s been an even-tougher Western Conference than anyone could’ve predicted and no one will hit 60 wins.

Let’s take a look at these last games for the Rockets!

To finish it off…

The Rockets will start out against the Kings once again after beating them last night. The Rockets will look to sweep the season series against the young Sacramento squad that shocked the league this year and almost made the playoffs.

They then play another surprising team, the LA Clippers. They seem to trade away great players each year but still find a way to win. They are a tough squad that will be an interesting matchup against Houston.

The next two should be wins for the Rockets. They play the tanking Knicks and Suns in back-to-back games. Houston has to be sure to not take them too lightly, however, or they can be embarrassed.

To finish the year, the Rockets will face off with the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC will make the playoffs, but are a much-different looking team than they were earlier in the year when they were the No. 3 seed. They are struggling hard and are limping into the playoffs after a loss to the Mavericks today.

Next. Can EG keep it going into the playoffs?

Let’s hope the Rockets can finish off the year well and get some wins heading into the playoffs!

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