Houston Rockets: 5 must-watch games in December

By Tevin Williams
Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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2. Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 13)

Any game involving the Rockets and LeBron James is a game worth watching. After the fight that took place between the Rockets and Lakers on Oct. 20, the rematch between these teams on Dec. 13 is definitely must watch television.

If you somehow missed the action that took place during the first game, it’s definitely something you’ll want to check out in the video below. In short, Brandon Ingram received a technical foul for shoving James Harden from behind for seemingly no reason. Just a few seconds later, Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo exchanged words, Rondo spit on Paul’s face, Paul reacted by sticking his finger in Rondo’s face, and then punches were thrown, players were ejected and suspensions ensued.

The Rockets won the game 124-115 behind 36 points from Harden by the way, but the fight quickly became a bigger deal than the outcome of an NBA game in October.

That first matchup could be our first preview in what could turn into a small rivalry. Both Houston and Los Angeles are trying to put together a team that can take down the Warriors and ultimately win a championship.

No one would be surprised if the Rockets and Lakers met up in the postseason and that could potentially be a chippy series to say the least. The Rockets have more All-Stars and more savvy veterans, but any team with LeBron James has at least a fighting chance. This will be must-see TV.

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