Can Houston win its fifth straight? On paper, Friday's home game is there for the taking, since Orlando is one of two NBA teams with a worse record.
There was little in the way of recent prior history to suggest the Houston Rockets were capable of stringing together four consecutive victories, especially considering the first win of their current streak snapped a 15-game losing skid that was the longest in the league. But the Rockets, who will look to extend their streak to five games against the visiting Orlando Magic on Friday, had shown signs of a trait that has become central to their sudden success: resilience.
Jae’Sean Tate scored a career-high 32 points and added 10 rebounds, seven assists and five blocked shots, sparking a fourth-quarter rally to lead the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 114-110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. The Rockets won their fourth straight and the Thunder dropped their seventh in a row. It was also Houston’s first road win of the season.