Record: 26 - 23
Last Week's Rank: 15
Last Week's Results: W vs. LA Lakers 107-104, (Tue); W vs. Golden State 109-83, (Thu); L vs. Dallas 99-101, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Sacramento, Monday (3/26); @ Dallas, Tuesday (3/27); vs. Memphis, Friday (3/30); vs. Indiana, Sunday (4/1)
Were it not for a heroic effort by Dallas Saturday night, Houston would have had a perfect 3-0 record this week. Their success is especially impressive because the Rockets have done it all with a depleted bench and injured backcourt. If the playoffs started today, the Rockets would be the first team out. Neither Kevin Martin or Kyle Lowry appear to be returning anytime soon so taking advantage of the slumping Mavs and Grizzlies this week will be vital to getting back in the playoff picture. —Sean Evans