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Rockets unsatisfied despite setting franchise record for wins in season

Saturday night, the Houston Rockets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 114-91, with James Harden’s 27 points and eight assists leading the way. The win gave Houston their 59th win on the season, which set a franchise record for regular season wins. According to Harden and head coach Mike D’Antoni, the Rockets are not satisfied with reaching that benchmark.

“It’s a good team accomplishment in the regular season, but we’ve got bigger goals than that, Harden stated .” D’Antoni added, “They want it all. … They know what’s at stake, and they know what we need to do. They know what we’ll be judged on in the playoffs.”

The Rockets are currently on pace for the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA. It would be the first time in four years that the Golden State Warriors would not be the top seed in the Western Conference. Harden is also on pace to become the NBA’s MVP after falling short in two previous seasons. With all the impending accolades for this year’s Rockets squad, their entire focus remains on hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy.