The Rockets are 5-0. No team has come within 11 points in any game. Four of the five games have been wins on the road, with two coming on the second night of back-to-backs. Everything is magical. We're going to ignore the Rockets' next opponent and bask in the glory today.
"In his first five games of the season, James Harden has taken his most efficient practices to their natural limit. The result is nearly a caricature: A creator who draws contact so easily as to garner almost half his points from the free throw line. No other player has yet been able to keep up with Harden's free throw parade or even come close."
Tom Haberstroh takes a look at what's driving the Houston Rockets' 5-0 start, pointing to the team's elite defense and the stellar play of new addition Trevor Ariza, who's playing for half the salary of Parsons. One of the smartest writers in the biz has been saying what the TDS community has been saying for weeks.
Jerome Solomon weighs in on how impressive the Rockets have been. Everybody loves us!
WaPo's Fancy Stats blog takes a look at just how infrequently the Rockets shoot midrange shots. The chart is a thing of beauty.
Here's one explanation: he's wide open a lot, but even when he's covered he's money, so maybe he's just one of the league's best shooters?
A great feature on the job losses from the transition from CSN Houston to Root Sports.