Rockets' streak secret: Don't let the other team score

Originally Published: March 18, 2008
By John Hollinger |
Shane BattierJonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesShane Battier's work doesn't always show up in the box scores, but he's a big reason why the Houston Rockets now have the second-longest winning streak in NBA history and are in first place in the West.

HOUSTON -- Yes, the Rockets are missing their All-Star center, and yes, at times their offense can be hard on the eyes.