The San Antonio Spurs currently own the best record in the NBA, thanks to help from the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. All signs are pointing towards a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, but is there another team in Texas that presents a threat to the Silver & Black?
The Houston Rockets are the hottest team in the league and are quietly climbing up the Western Conference standings. With their overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, the Rockets are an NBA-best 23-6 since January 1. Houston is riding a five game winning streak, including wins over the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, and have claimed sole possession of third place in the Western Conference with a 44-19 record.
James Harden is his usual self, averaging 24.9 points per game this season. He is attacking the rim and getting to the free throw line, where he is converting 85.2 percent of his shots from the charity-stripe. Harden is also passing the ball and dishing out 5.7 assists per game.no comments