The wave of momentum the Houston Rockets were riding has encountered a couple of snags. They can no longer be called winners of five straight.
After a Dec. 31 home date against the Atlanta Hawks, it will be time to close the book on 2012 and see what January 2013 has in store.
Houston should take advantage, the schedule isn't loaded with elite teams in January. This will be a good chance for the Rockets to gain some ground and improve on their current playoff positioning.
Here's a look a the five best games of the month.
All stats are accurate as of 12/31/12.