The Houston Rockets are treading water right now, again finding themselves without their starting big men for multiple games at a time.
They have maintained because of James Harden's brilliance, the balance and depth of the bench and because Donatas Motiejunas brief resuscitation. The Phoenix Suns haven't been able to get past any iteration of the Rockets this year, thanks to Harden's refusal to let P.J. Tucker contain him.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been slipping, opening up the doors for the Rockets to win their first division title since 1994. Every game is huge, including this one.