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Today's Rocket Fuel can't contain its glee.

Mike Ehrmann

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.

NBA power rankings: Houston Rockets at top | The Washington Post

We're No. 1! We're No. 1!

James Harden's sleight of hand fueling undefeated Rockets | SI.com

"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."

Houston Rockets may be better without Chandler Parsons | NBA Insider Daily

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.

Rockets ride 3-pointers, new supporting cast to 5-0 start | Houston Chronicle

Jerome Solomon weighs in on how impressive the Rockets have been. Everybody loves us!

Houston Rockets are winning with a modern basketball philosophy | The Washington Post

WaPo's Fancy Stats blog takes a look at just how infrequently the Rockets shoot midrange shots. The chart is a thing of beauty.

Ariza has no explanation for his hot shooting to start the season | Ultimate Rockets

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?

What Houston Lost to Finally get the Rockets and Astros on TV Again | Houston Press

A great feature on the job losses from the transition from CSN Houston to Root Sports.