The Houston Rockets are frustrated after losing four games in a row to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, but the team led by 18 during the contest.
The 10-27 Rockets, bottom of the Western Conference, have talent but struggle to find a way to win games. That’s why Houston sits at No. 28 in Sports Illustrated’s Power Rankings this week.
“After a five-game losing streak the day after Christmas, the Rockets finished 22 years with another four-game skid with two road losses to Boston and Dallas before losing twice at home to New York and the Mavs.” SI wrote. “Jaylen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. played well despite failing to score a win.”
The lack of wins was likely due to a misguided structure within the group, and we’ve seen coach Steven Cyrus receive a lot of criticism. Wins and losses matter in the NBA, and the Rockets continue to fall short in that category.
The Rockets hope to turn things around this week against the New Orleans Pelicans (Wednesday), the Utah Jazz (Thursday) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (Sunday) to end their losing streak.
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