Houston Rockets will try to sweep season series with Kings
The Houston Rockets will finish off the season series tonight against the Sacramento Kings. Can they keep the theme going and beat them once again to sweep the season series?
The Houston Rockets have looked awesome against the Sacramento Kings this year. They certainly haven’t bought into the fact that the Kings are a much better squad with some explosive guards in 2018-19.
Houston has won each of the first three matchups against them, capped off with a James Harden 50-point triple double in the last game, which happened to be on Saturday night. Now, the Rockets will see what they can do as an encore.
Sacramento officially is out of the playoff race in the West thanks to Houston on Saturday. It was a long shot anyway, but for them to be in contention this long was really impressive to see out of the Kings. They are a young team that will only improve thanks to a core backcourt of De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield.
Strong finish necessary
The Houston Rockets have to finish the year strong, starting with a win tonight. They are currently tied with Portland for the No. 3 seed in the West. The Blazers just keep on winning, despite the devastating injuries. If they lose just one more game this year, the Rockets have to win out.
The toughest game left, arguably, is the back-to-back with the Clippers tomorrow night. Besides that and tonight, the Rockets will play the Knicks, Suns and Thunder. OKC is always a tough matchup, but they’ve been struggling recently and might even get that No. 8 seed after being high in the standings practically all year.
The hopes of the No. 2 seed are still alive, but it’s an odd one. The Trail Blazers need to lose their easy games and beat the Nuggets, whom they play twice more. It should be an exciting end to this NBA regular season, let’s hope the Rockets have the ideal seeding!