Houston Rockets: 7 Missing Pieces Keeping Them from the Playoffs

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Houston Rockets: 7 Missing Pieces Keeping Them from the Playoffs
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The Houston Rockets fell just short of the playoffs this season. They finished 34-32, two games out of the eighth spot in the Western Conference. They slid straight out of the playoff race by losing six straight in mid-April.

However, that six-game losing streak was only the final straw removing them from playoff contention. The Rockets had several other things go wrong this season.

Luis Scola wasn't on his usual game. A few key players missed a significant amount of time due to injury. Houston struggled to win on the road.

While the Rockets seemed so close to the playoffs, it seemed like a myriad of things held them down.

Following is a list of things that are keeping the Rockets out of the playoffs.

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