Red-Hot Rockets Win Again

Houston ties franchise record with their 15th straight triumph
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2008 1:53 AM CST
Denver Nuggets' Anthony Carter, right, steals the ball from Houston Rockets' Luis Scola, left, during the first half of their game Sunday, March 2, 2008 in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Houston Rockets continued to soar with their franchise-tying 15th straiht win last night. Houston’s latest victim, the Denver Nuggets, fell 103-89.  Tracy McGrady led the way for the Rockets with 22 points, reports the Associated Press. Shane Battier, continuing to raise his game, added a season-high 20 points, while Luis Scola recorded another 18 with 14 boards in the win.

Despite being without Yao Ming, their leading scorer and rebounder, who was lost for the season earlier this week, the Rockets dominated on the road against a team expected to bring them a dose of reality, holding the Nuggets to just 41.8% shooting. Denver’s Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson only managed 19 and 17 points respectively, well below their season averages. "We know how good we are and we're showing it," McGrady said.