Record: 31 - 25
Last Week's Rank: 15
Last Week's Results: W @ Chicago 99-93, (Mon); W @ LA Lakers 112-107, (Fri); W @ Sacramento 104-87, (Sun)
This Week: @ Portland, Monday (4/9); vs. Utah, Wednesday (4/11); vs. Phoenix, Friday (4/13); @ Denver, Sunday (4/15)
The Rockets have been on a win-one-lose-one run for about three weeks now, not good if you're an eight seed. While most teams in the West are getting over their compressed season injuries and rounding into playoff form (the Spurs and Grizzlies come to mind), the Rockets are losing players, close games, and with less than a month to go, are virtually deadlocked alongside Denver and Utah with only two postseason spots available. It's officially time to declare must-win games and Houston has a pair this week on the road against the Kings and Lakers. —Sean Evans