5 Things Houston Rockets Must Do to Reach Full Potential

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5 Things Houston Rockets Must Do to Reach Full Potential
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The Houston Rockets are on a mission to become NBA title contenders immediately. However, there is still some work left to do for the team to have a chance of reaching its full potential. 

The Rockets currently find themselves fifth in the Western Conference with a record of 25-14 (as of Jan. 14). They are 5.5 games behind San Antonio for both the Southwest Division lead as well as the top spot in the West. Houston has won two straight and four of its last five contests. 

On paper, the Rockets have everything you'd want in a possible champion. They have a dominant low-post presence on both ends of the court in Dwight Howard. They have a scoring machine in James Harden. They also have emerging stars in Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin. 

Still, the first two-and-a-half months of the season have exposed some flaws, and for the team to make good on its goal to "win now," those concerns need to be resolved quickly. 

Here are five things the Houston Rockets must do in order to reach their full potential. 

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