After losing their opener, the first week of the Houston Rockets’ season was full of alarming stats, both good and bad, on their way to a 3-1 finish.
The Houston Rockets had an eventful opening week, to say the least. After falling in their home-opener to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, The Rockets barely scraped by a New Orleans Pelicans team without Zion Williamson and Jrue Holiday.
Houston then welcomed Chris Paul back to the Toyota Center for an emotionally-charged close win before the week culminated into whatever that Wizards game was on Wednesday. All in all, the week for Mike D’Antoni and the Rockets was a successful one, as they ended the week with three wins in four games, currently sitting fifth in the Western Conference.
So far in the early season, Russell Westbrook has been shining. More than once in week one, Westbrook has come through in the clutch and helped Houston come away with a close victory. While James Harden has had his own struggles from the outside, he too has shown he can still make the game look easy on the offensive end.
More importantly, the superstar duo of Westbrook and Harden appears to be connecting well on the court and playing off each other well. The pair was largely responsible for the last two victories for Houston, including the 159-158 defensively-challenged win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
With week two beginning Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets, it’s time to take a look back at the good, bad and just plain baffling statistics surrounding the Houston Rockets after their first week.
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