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Chris Paul creates NBA history as Rockets keep winning streak alive

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The Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to 13 after a 115-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks which sees them improve to 24-4 in the Western Conference.

The streak is now their longest since a franchise-best 22 straight victories in 2007-08.

They were once again inspired by their All-Star backcourt duo of James Harden and Chris Paul as they continue to form a devastating partnership for the Rockets.

Harden finished with a team-high 31 points, six rebounds and five assists and Paul posted 25 points, five rebounds, and six assists.

Houston is 14-0 this season with CP3 in the lineup and he has been the catalyst for their winning run as it's coincided with his return from injury.

Paul has now become the first player in NBA history to start and win his first 14 games with a new team, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

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The point guard scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half and sealed the game with six in the final minute. The 32-year-old described it as one of the best wins of the campaign for the Rockets.

"We want to keep it going. I mean, who likes to lose? I said it before: I hate losing more than I like to win," he said, per ESPN's Tim McMahon.

"We want to keep this thing going and keep building. You know, people always say, ‘We'll learn from that,' that you learn from a loss. Well, let's win and learn from it, too."

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Tthe nine-time All-Star struggled throughout the first half as he missed all five of his shots and turned the ball over five times.

But he came out a different player in the second period making 7-of-8 shots, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and all eight free throws in the game.

"I had never coached him in a back-to-back, but I'm thinking he's kind of dead," D'Antoni said, per ESPN. "Then, all of a sudden, he comes out in the third quarter and turns into Superman."

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The Rockets are now tied for their best 28-game start in franchise history, matching the 1993-94 season when they won their first championship, per ESPN.

"Mentally, this was a big win for us," Paul said. "James was out there, basically, on one leg. The mental toughness we showed as a team is what we take from this game."

The veteran is referring to Harden who was a doubt to play after suffering a sore knee against the San Antonio Spurs but still managed to take to the court.

The All-Star shooting guard will now be afforded a couple of days of rest before Houston take on the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

Topics:
NBA
James Harden
Houston Rockets
Southwest Division
Western Conference
Chris Paul
L.A. Clippers
Pacific Division

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