Currently on a three-game winning streak, the Houston Rockets moved up to No. 8 in the NBA Power Rankings by SB Nation's Tom Ziller. The Rockets have been moving up the Western Conference standings and currently sit in sixth place. Houston is in the middle of a logjam in the standings, but if they continue to play well, they'll be able to separate themselves. Ziller writes:
This is kind of unfair: Goran Dragic and Courtney Lee go hard for a few weeks, the Rockets rise up in the standings, and now the team's best player, Kyle Lowry, comes back. I'm not saying anyone wants to face the Grizzlies in the first round -- no one wants to face the Grizzlies, but the Rockets ought to put some fear into potential match-ups like the Lakers or Clippers.
As Ziller writes, Rockets fans should be excited. They've been playing really well lately, and sliding Lowry back into the lineup should make them even more feared by the top teams in the west.