The Houston Rockets appear to be back on track after their longest losing streak of the season, but their next challenge will be a difficult one.
A third consecutive victory won't come easy Monday night as the Rockets try to prevent the Utah Jazz from a seventh straight home win.
Houston (24-22) has won two in a row and three of four after a seven-game skid. The Rockets' offense was slowed down during the slump, averaging 93.3 points per game compared to their 104.4 mark on the season, which is tied for second in the NBA.
But the Rockets are averaging 103.5 over their last four games, including a 119-106 win against Brooklyn on Saturday. James Harden scored 29 points as Houston claimed significant advantages in rebounding (50-31) and points in the paint (60-24).
Jeremy Lin credited a film session on Thursday for helping right the ship.
"We weren't doing what we were supposed to do," said Lin, who had 14 points and nine assists. "The coaches showed us ...