The improbable, historic winning streak is now at seven games for the 2021-22 Houston Rockets (8-16). And while a playoff run this season for a young and rebuilding team is probably still a stretch, Wednesday’s win over former teammate James Harden was still one to celebrate.
“When you beat the Nets, that’s a great feeling,” said Garrison Mathews, who scored 19 points, received an MVP chant, and has quickly become a fan favorite at Toyota Center. “They’re 17-8. We started out 1-16. When you beat a team like that, it means something. It’s a great feeling winning seven in a row, especially against a team like that. Playing against James Harden, one of the most iconic players. It’s a great win for us as a team.”
Here’s how Mathews and other Houston teammates responded in their postgame interviews from a happy Toyota Center. The Rockets will look to keep their magic going when the reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks visit on Friday night, with tipoff set for 7:00 p.m. Central.
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