If this were the Rockets' horseshoe team, a state championship no doubt would be on the horizon.
Unfortunately, close doesn't count in basketball.
At 7-13 on the season, the Rockets have had some bad luck, some bad breaks and, honestly, some bad decisions.
Oh so close, oh so many times. The Rockets have lost 10 games by fewer than 10 points, and nine of those by fewer than 5. And only one time did they win a game by five points or fewer.