The NBA’s longest active winning streak belongs to Indiana Pacers, who has won seven games in a row for the first time in nearly two years. The Pacers swept four games against Eastern Conference opponents in Week 9, improving to an NBA-best 14-3 in intra-conference games. Indiana plays its next 12 games against the East. Head coach Nate McMillan’s team leads the NBA in scoring defense and ranks second in defensive rating.
The Reigning MVP
Reigning NBA MVP James Harden of Houston Rockets has four career 50-point triple-doubles, the most in league history. The league’s lethal weapon has been putting up strong plays and the Rockets are on a four-game winning streak. They play their next game against Wizards on Thursday.
Tough Challenges Ahead
A 6-2 record in December has taken the Sacramento Kings from 12th to 7th in the West. They’ve already picked up important wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks this month, and a stretch where they’re playing 13 straight games within the top 14 in the West continues this week.
Dirk Nowitzki from Dallas Mavericks needs four more games played to pass Karl Malone for fourth place all time.
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