Highlights: Rockets come back to beat T-Wolves
The Rockets' 108-100 Friday night win combined with Golden State's Friday night loss means the Rockets can overtake the Warriors for the sixth seed on Sunday.
That's when the two teams play each other at the Toyota Center. The two clubs have played each other three times previously this season, with the Rockets winning all three affairs.
This time, however, a Rockets win would mean they would move up to the sixth seed that the Warriors now possess.
What happened on Friday was that, because the Warriors got blown out 113-95 by the Bulls and the Rockets beat the T-Wolves, Houston is only a half game behind the Warriors while staying 1.5 games up on the Lakers (who won Friday) and 2.5 games up on the Jazz.
As the Rocket players were getting dressed in the locker room after the win, the Warriors' game had not completed yet, while the Lakers had already won earlier in the evening.
Greg Smith was asked if he's scoreboard watching at all.
"I don't really pay attention to the scoreboard," Smith said. "I just found out that they (the Lakers) won. We've just got to keep winning and not worry about the Lakers, not worry about Utah, and just keep trying to get the sixth or fifth seed. If we keep getting these wins on this homestand right now, just win every home game, we should be in there."
If they win the one on Sunday, they'll move up there instantly.