With playoff time right around the corner, the Houston Rockets have some kinks to work out in their final regular-season games.
Houston has taken a turn for the worse at a very inopportune time. The team was playing well and suddenly the wheels fell off the wagon, leaving the Rockets in a tailspin.
Key players are getting hurt, such as Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley, and the rotations are all messed up. Some players seem to just be going through the motions as of late and bench players who usually don't get much playing time are now seeing heavy minutes.
The playoff picture is anything but clear out West and the Rockets are in the thick of it all. Rockets fans will have to keep an eye on the league scoreboard down the stretch, and hopefully Houston can hang on to that fourth and final seed with home-court advantage.
Here are five things to look out for in the Rockets' final stretch of games before the postseason.
All stats are from ESPN.com unless otherwise noted and accurate as of 4/3/14.