During the winter months of the NBA season the Rockets shocked the NBA playoffs community by rattling 22 wins in a row, the second longest such streak in the history of the league. And as the playoffs approach the teams hopes to continue its winning ways in the NBA playoffs odd and throughout the NBA playoffs betting.
NBA playoffs experts had no inclination that the Rockets were capable of winning 22 straight games. And what makes the accomplishment even more impressive is that it occurred without the help of the team’s all world center Yao Ming. Yao went down at the beginning of the streak, lost for year in what looked to be the death of the team’s NBA playoffs odds hopes. Yet somehow, the team seemed to get even better with the big man in the middle and thanks to the streak, the Rockets are now one of the favorites in the NBA playoffs betting.
At present the team sits just 1.5 games back from the conference leading Hornets and could easily find itself with the number one seed in the NBA playoffs betting. Nothing could have been more unexpected at the beginning of the season and the NBA playoffs odds makers are scrambling to reassess the team’s prospects in the NBA playoffs betting.
The key to the Rockets great play has been unselfish play and leadership by the team’s star forward Tracy McGrady and nearly perfect team chemistry as the team prepares to make a run in the NBA playoffs betting. Full of talent but short on wins in the past few NBA playoffs betting seasons the team made several minor alterations in the off season and during the regular season that has resulted in the near perfect blend of talent and leadership as the NBA playoffs odds approach.
Rookie Luis Scola has been a revelation averaging 10 points and six boards a game and should frustrate opposing big men in the NBA playoffs betting. But the two keys to the Rockets success in the NBA playoffs betting will be McGrady taking the team on his back and guard Rafer Alston maintaining his great play. If the team can get great performances from these players and maintain its stifling defense, we could easily see the Rockets in emerge as one of the best teams in NBA playoffs betting this year.