A glance at the Houston Rockets’ schedule for the week of February 12 through February 18


Just one game this week, and it isn’t even until Wednesday when Houston hosts the Miami Heat at Toyota Center.  After the emotional rollercoaster of having their 13-game winning streak snapped the other night, I think the Heat come out flat and play true to their 24-31 record.  Prediction: Rockets by 70.


After a perfect week, Houston has widened its lead over the 4-seed Jazz, now comfortably entrenched in third.  The Rockets are now back on pace to win 58 games.  Unless Kawhi Leonard goes down for any extended period of time, I don’t see Houston passing San Antonio.  And I don’t even know what to make of the Jazz, Clippers, and Grizzlies.  With as poorly as Houston was playing before this week, I would’ve thought one of those teams would have made up ground.  But the Rockets now seem to be getting back to their early-season selves, and this extended break will only help.

And consider this: sitting at 40-17, Houston will have a chance on Wednesday to match Vegas’ 41 win odds, just before heading into the break.  Alright then.

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