Will Houston Rockets Keep Hot Streak Alive Against Denver Nuggets?

By Dan Parzych
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With all of the inconsistency surrounding the team at the beginning of the season, the Houston Rockets enter Wednesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets riding a three-game winning streak with the chance to make a statement against one of the hottest teams in the Western Conference. Just like the Rockets, the Nuggets are on an impressive streak of their own as they’ve won four-straight games–which could make Wednesday’s matchup an exciting one.

Houston enters the game as the second-highest scoring team in the league by averaging 104.9 points per game and with Denver ranking near the bottom of the league when it comes to defense–this seems like the perfect opportunity for the Rockets to take advantage of the Nuggets with their offensive weapons. Expectations were high for the Rockets coming into the regular season after acquiring Jeremy Lin from the New York Knicks along with James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Nuggets will certainly have their hands full as they look to shutdown these two stars on Wednesday.

There’s plenty of time left in the regular season, but everybody knows how tight playoff races can get towards the end of the season–which means every game is important from here on out. Houston currently holds the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference and what better way to stay in the hunt than a big win against one of the other contenders in the Western Conference in Denver.

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