I've constructed a pro/con list to truly gauge tonight's matchup and the viability of a potential 23 game winning streak:
Pro: The Rockets are really good.
Con: The Celtics' record (53-13) suggests they might actually be better.
Pro: The Rockets are at home tonight.
Con: Boston is 24-8 on the road, including last night's victory over the Robert Horrys.
Pro: St. Patty's Day was yesterday... no distractions!
Con: St. Patty's Day is over. :-(
Pro: Ray Allen unlikely to play tonight!
Con: Yao is not walking through that door.......
Pro: But Carl Landry just might!
Con: Boston still has that KG guy.
Pro: The Rockets still have T-Mac.
Con: The Celtics also have Paul Pierce. And Sam I Am.
Pro: The Celtics played last night... it's a back-to-back for them!
Con: It's not like KG is prone to getting tired.
Pro: The Rockets are on a 22-freakin'-game winning streak!
Con: Yeah, there's no "con" for that - we're awesome.
Pro: Rafer Alston is coming off a career high 31 point effort on National TV!!!
Con: Rafer might actually think he's good now. Uh oh.
Pro: T-Mac is unlikely to have a 4-16 game again tonight.
Con: Rafer probably will...
Pro: The Rockets are the #1 team in the Western Conference.
Con: The Celtics are the #1 team in the Eastern Conference.
Pro: The Eastern Conference sucks.
Con: Boston is 21-4 against the West.
Pro: Shane Battier is the Defensive Player of the Year.
Con: Shane can't guard KG *and* Paul Pierce. Or can he?
Pro: We have Luis Landry.
Con: Ha ha! There is no "con" here! Suck on that, Boston!
Go Rockets... 23 in a row! What a cool number for a Streak.