The Houston Rockets have set a franchise record for most wins in a season.
After defeating the New Orleans Pelicans handily 114-91 Saturday night, the Rockets sit comfortably atop the Western Conference with a 59-14 record. Their previous franchise record was 58-24 during the 1993-1994 season, which featured Hakeem Olajuwon, Robert Horry, and Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith. They won the NBA Championship that year.
Houston has already outperformed expectations with their addition of Chris Paul to the line-up. ESPN.com projected a 55 game win total by the end of the season, which they have already exceeded with 9 games remaining. They are on pace to match the 62-20 record predicted by bleacherreport.com, but may do better than that still.
With 9 games still to be played in the regular season, the Rockets have a chance to blow their previous franchise record out of the water. Will that success translate for them into the postseason? The last Rockets team to have this much regular season success took home the Larry O’Brian trophy. This year doesn’t look to be any different.
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