Before the Rockets 94-74 loss to the Celtics (Kevin Garnett scored 22 points and Paul Pierce added 20), Houston had a team-high 22-game win streak. Houston’s streak was also the second-longest in NBA history; longest was the Los Angeles Lakers 33-game win streak that went from November 5th, 1971 to January 7th, 1972.
After Boston beat the Rockets, Tracy McGrady said this about the Celtics: “It’s a hell of a team over there. They outplayed us. I’ve never seen a defense like that. I mean, if they play defense like that, night in and night out, the NBA is in trouble because that was defense at its finest.”
Tonight the Miami Heat will go to Boston looking to extend their wnning streak to 23 games, and take sole possession of the 2nd longest streak in league history.
Do you think the Celtics will end Miami’s 22 game win streak like they did the Rockets? Can lightning strike twice? Will history repeat itself? Or will Miami beat the Celtics and extend their win streak to 23 games?
The Houston Aeros were a professional ice hockey team in the World Hockey Association from 1972 to 1978. Among the players for the Aeros were Gordie Howe and his two sons Mark [#3] and Marty [#4], who became the first father/son combination to play together in professional hockey.
Dissatisfied with not having any meaningful influence in the Detroit Red Wings’ office, Howe underwent an operation to improve his wrist and make a return to hockey possible, and he led his new team to consecutive championships. In 1974, at the age of 46, Howe won the Gary L. Davidson Trophy, awarded to the WHA’s most valuable player (the trophy was renamed the Gordie Howe Trophy the following year). Howe played with the Aeros until 1977, when he and his sons joined the New England Whalers.
Houston Rockets radio voice Craig Ackerman with the classic call at the end of the Rockets’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on 12/4/2012. In response to Kobe Bryant saying recently in regard to Pau Gasol needing to “put your big boy pants on”, Ackerman recaps the Rockets’ comeback 107-105 win exclaiming “The Lakers have just pooped their big boy pants!”