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Rockets: Chris Paul has most assists through 5 games in team history


Chris Paul has only played 5 games for the Rockets but is already making team history.

Chris Paul has been an incredible fit in the system of the Houston Rockets. He is an unselfish superstar who just makes his teammates better.

He has especially fit in well with James Harden. The two have combined to make a nearly-unstoppable force in Houston. And yes, media, they do work well together.

CP3 already has 51 assists in his first 5 games. That is a team record for the Rockets in that time span, beating out Kenny Smith‘s 44. That includes a 13 assist, 1 turnover game from the other night against the Knicks.

Take a look at this awesome video from the NBA:

#Rockets@CP3's 51 assists are the most for any player in their first 5 games with the @HoustonRockets!

— NBA (@NBA) November 27, 2017

The Rockets are an unstoppable offensive force

With Chris Paul, the Rockets are an extremely dangerous offensive team (and the defense isn’t too bad, either). Harden and Paul both start the game but then sub in and out for each other for most of the game until the fourth quarter. Having one of those two on the court at all times has been incredible for the bench unit. The Rockets essentially have starter-level role players coming off the bench, so the opposition never gets a break from the tough offense.

Some rough edges still

Chris Paul has been incredible so far, but he hasn’t been perfect. Last game, he shot just 2/12 from the floor and 0/4 from deep. While he has been overall efficient so far, he looked lost on offense last game when he was not dropping beautiful dimes. That, hopefully, is just a one-night deal.

He also has struggled with Clint Capela. The two have not been a great pair, like what was expected before the season. Clint and Chris will likely figure it out at some point, but for now, look at these numbers via and @HPbasketball.

This isn’t a thing, but it’s a thing to keep an eye on in case it becomes a thing:

— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) November 27, 2017

It should not be a problem eventually, but it is right now.

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