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Rockets propel to history

The Houston Rockets won their 20th straight with a 83-75 win over the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night and now sit with two other teams in second place all-time for consecutive wins.

Houston managed to cover the 4.5-point spread, but the 158 points were well UNDER the posted total of 194.

Tracy McGrady led the way for the Rockets with 28 points and nine rebounds, while Shane Battier added 15 in the win.

Josh Smith scored 16 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in a losing effort for Atlanta.