HOUSTON (Ticker) -- The Houston Rockets have a chance to match their longest winning streak in six years Tuesday when they host the Seattle SuperSonics at the Toyota Center.

With eight wins in a row, the Rockets are one win from tying a nine-game run accomplished in 1999.

The surge has launched Houston into sixth place in the Western Conference standings.

Four of the wins have come at home, including a 123-93 rout of the Washington Wizards on February 15. It marked the Rockets' largest margin of victory this season.

Houston's two All-Stars, Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming, led the charge in that triumph.

McGrady scored 34 points and had nine assists and Yao chipped in 23 points. The pair combined to shoot 69 percent (25-of-36).

McGrady and Yao combined for 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the Western Conference's 125-115 loss in Sunday's All-Star Game.

After a five-game winning streak, the Sonics dropped a pair of games heading into the break, both at home.

Ray Allen led five players in double figures with 26 points but Seattle dropped a 117-110 decision to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. The Warriors scoring output represented the second-highest for a Sonics opponent at KeyArena this season.

Allen led the West squad with 17 points in the All-Star Game while teammate Rashard Lewis chipped in a basket and four rebounds.

Seattle has won or split the season series between the two teams in each of the last five seasons. Tuesday's meeting marks the first of four over the next 57 days.