The Houston Rockets have a more difficult schedule in December than from last month. What are the five biggest games in December?
Houston outscored its opponents by a league-leading 16.8 points per game. They also scored a league-leading 119.8 points per game and made 17.8 3-pointers per game on 40.0 percent. Harden led the way for the Rockets by averaging 34.9 points and 10.1 assists per game in November, marking what was probably the best month of basketball for his career.
But the Rockets will face some stiffer competition in December. They were able to get a win against the struggling Lakers on Dec. 3, but they will face the red-hot Jazz on Dec. 7, who have won five games in a row. They’ll follow that up with a meeting with Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and the Blazers in a road game on Dec. 9.
Houston’s schedule will be particularly tough at the end of the month, where they will face some opponents that can go deep into the playoffs. To avoid giving anything away, let’s get into the five matchups to watch in December.
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