The Rockets have a winning record under interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff, who can draw upon a lifetime around the game and his father's experiences to help adjust to leading an NBA team.
One of the biggest bright spots of the season so far has been Patrick Beverley's newfound shooting prowess.
In his absence, Terry and Thornton have seen elevated minutes. J.B. Bickerstaff believes Lawson can be a "spark plug" over the next couple of games due to his rest.
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Nearing the midseason mark, these five players have been the most improved since last year.