The Houston Rockets continue to grind through January.
Things have gotten a little bit rough for them and they are nurturing a five-game losing streak at the moment..
For those who watch the team closely, this is neither surprising or unexpected. The NBA's youngest team will have moments like this.
Some last longer than others, and the good and bad must be taken in stride. Overall, they are where we thought they would be.
For those who don't watch them closely, here's why they are surprising.
All stats are accurate as of 1/18/13.