"[The Rockets] are okay if they can get to 20 wins and 30 losses before the [All-Star] break. That way they only need to finish out the season 22-10 to get the 7th or 8th seed."
Duke believes, like all good Rocket fans, that it's the playoffs where the Rockets will do the most damage--and to add to those so perfect it feels rigged NBA postseason dramatics, they'll draw the Dallas Mavericks. It's certainly possible, the first part anyway, with Seattle, New York and Philadelphia coming up, the last two being on the road--but they'll have five more games after that, two with LA, one Clip, one Lake, and one with Phoenix. What about 21-33, still good?