Rockets Soar Past Pacers for 16th Straight

Jazz obliterate T'wolves, Clippers take tiring 2-OT win over Kings
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2008 3:59 AM CST
The leg of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Sebastian Telfair, top, blocks the vision of Utah Jazz forward Kyle Korver as they scramble for the loose ball during the second quarter of the NBA basketball game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Houston Rockets have their franchise-record 16th straight win in the bag after netting a 117-99 defeat of the Pacers. "But it doesn't stop there," promises Tracy McGrady, who had a game-high 25 points in the whole-team effort. The focus now is on the rival Mavericks, whom the Rockets face tonight, the Houston Chronicle reports. Elsewhere in the Association:

  • Utah had no trouble subduing the Timberwolves, posting both their biggest lead of the season (33 points, near the end of the fourth quarter) and their largest winning margin, at 105-76.
  • Sacramento remains winless within its division after an exhausting double-overtime loss to the Clippers, who followed Al Thornton to a 116-109 victory.