Houston Rockets: 5 Rockets who need to step it up

John Wall #1, DeMarcus Cousins #15 and Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
John Wall #1, DeMarcus Cousins #15 and Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
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David Nwaba #2, Ben McLemore #16, and Dante Exum #5 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
David Nwaba #2, Ben McLemore #16, and Dante Exum #5 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak that has seen them drop all the way to 14th in the Western Conference standings. Over the losing streak, the Rockets have been outscored by an average of 15 points a game and have looked absolutely abysmal at times.

There is plenty of blame to go around and injuries to Christian Wood and Victor Oladipo have certainly not helped. However, the single biggest culprit has been the Rockets ice-cold shooting from 3-point range just as their opponents have been absolutely scorching.

Over the course of the losing streak, the Rockets have hit 27.5-percent of their threes, while their opponents have hit 40.4-percent of theirs. Simple regression to the mean should help the Rockets but excuses don’t change your record and, at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

The Rockets can still get back on track

It shouldn’t be forgotten, the Rockets, from January 22nd to February 1st, rattled off six consecutive wins and outscored their opponents by 15.4 points per game. This team has it in them to right the ship and make another charge back into the playoff picture.

For the Rockets to get back on track and be the team they’re capable of being, they need some players to step it up on the court. These are the five Rockets that need to step it up to get the team and season back on track.

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