James Harden, P.J. Tucker not jinxing 17-game win streak when asked by reporters
The Houston Rockets have won a season-best 17 games in a row, but the longest streak in the league isn’t a topic of conversation for those who are pushing to keep it alive.
“The what?” said forward P.J. Tucker, who was the told the 17-game win streak, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. “What’s that? I don’t even know how many games we’ve won. We’re just playing.”
MVP frontrunner James Harden was equally dismissive of it.
“We’re not even worried about the streak; we’re worried about playing well,” he said.
Houston will go against yet another powerhouse during this win streak packed with meaty wins over solid opponents, this time facing the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre, the last team Tucker was in prior to joining the Rockets over the summer.
Tucker was initially acquired from the Phoenix Suns prior to the trade deadline, bringing a lasting impact with his defensive toughness on the floor.
“The decision was tough, but it was something I had to make for myself,” Tucker said of his departure from Toronto. “I think I made a great decision. We have a pretty good team. Toronto’s been great this year, obviously leading the East. We have a good team as well, it’s good to see.”
Tucker has proved a perfect fit as a three-and-D player for this Rockets team that has filled its roster with two-way talent, a tactic that has given the team outstanding results, sitting four games shy of their total win mark for last season.