Having the best record in the NBA right now and fuelled by their high-octane offense, the Houston Rockets have received a lot of praises from players and coaches around the league. One of them is the Portland Trail Blazers’ Terry Stotts, who had nothing but good words to say about the Rockets.
The 60-year-old bench tactician recently stated that Houston is the best team in the NBA today. Stotts also cited how the Blazers played them well by taking away some of their strengths yet the Rockets still managed to come away victorious.
Terry Stotts: "They're the best team in the league right now. We took away their passing, took away their 3s and they best us with one-on-one play."
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 10, 2017
The Blazers and Rockets faced off on Saturday, where the visiting team won 124-117. James Harden once again had a very impressive game, finishing with 48 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Chris Paul also played well with 26 points, three rebounds, and seven assists of his own, while Clint Capela had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Houston currently has a nine-game winning streak, and will look to extend it on Monday, when they face the New Orleans Pelicans. Should they win again on the night, they will improve their record to 21-4, which will prove Terry Stotts’ claim even more that they are indeed the best in the league at this point.