The best team in basketball based off record, travel to take on the hottest team in basketball. The Houston Rockets winners of 22 of their last 23 travel to the Moda center to take on the Portland Trailblazers winners of 13 straight.
The Rockets (56-14) who have been the most consistent team in the NBA so far this season are a top the Western Conference standings and the Trailblazers (44-26) have been a surprise despite having a star in Damian Lillard and a stud in CJ McCollum.
The last time these two teams faced one another at the Toyota Center the Rockets defeated the Blazers 121-112. The Rockets guard Chris Paul and Blazers guard Damian Lillard exchanged words at the end of regulation due to the fact Lillard did not take exception of the Rockets taking an easy basket when the Blazers conceded the game.
It’s an unwritten rule among players and teams, that you do not go ahead for a basket when the game is out of reach and the oppositions concedes.
The Rockets chose to do otherwise.
Now with these two now facing one another since the incident this one should be a must watch for everyone who enjoys competitive basketball.
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