My monthly predictions have been spot on since December where I had them finishing at .500. A look ahead of the schedule, I have them at 38-37 by the end of March and 42-40 at the end of the season.
Current Standings: (games back)
1. San Antonio
5. New Orleans (15)
6. Denver (15.5)
7. Portland (16)
8. Memphis (17)
9. Utah (17.5)
10. Pheonix (18)
11. Houston (20)
6th - 11th are in a close pack and things can change a lot in a month and a half. I think New Orleans keeps its spot at 5th. So the battle is there for 6-8. I think Denver falls out, so does Houston or Pheonix take the last spot? Looking at the Suns schedule, its way harder than the Rockets and could end up finishing the season at 41-41 (currently 30-27).
With 42-40 do you think the Rockets make the playoffs? I know that the playoffs is not the goal of the Rockets since they are now offcially "rebuilding", but it would be nice for the young guys to get some playoff experience even if we get knocked out in 4 - 6 games vs San Antonio.