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Houston Rockets: 3 reasons why fans should remain optimistic this season

Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets are on a nine-game losing streak. It’s gone from bad to worse in the nine games since Christian Wood’s severe ankle injury. The Rockets’ offense has plummeted and injuries to key players have continued throughout this losing streak just like it has for most of the season.

The Houston Rockets schedule does them no favors

The Rockets are currently 14th in the Western Conference, with only a few games left in the first half of the season. Adding insult to injury, the Rockets have the second-toughest schedule in the NBA for the second half of the season.

Their schedule is only made more difficult with 10 back-to-backs amid a condensed schedule to make up for missed games. At this point, I am sure you are wondering what is there to be optimistic about this season?

If you look deeper into the numbers and the future, this season is not a total loss and can get better. The Rockets, even with all the injuries and turnover, have had periods of excellent play this year and it wasn’t too long ago they were in the midst of a six-game winning streak. Here are three reasons why Rockets fans should still be optimistic about this year’s team.

Next: Reason #3

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