The Houston Rockets have now won 10 consecutive games, and each have win has come by at least seven points. Those wins all have one other thing in common — James Harden and Chris Paul were both on the floor.
The subtitle to his story: “Why did anyone ever think this combo wouldn’t work?”
The Rockets, as of writing this, are 21-4, with the best record in the league. Here’s why:
- Chris Paul doesn’t have to carry the entire load of the team.
- Any lineup works: the Rockets have a roster filled with players that could play multiple positions.
- Paul, because of starting the second quarter, has the luxury of playing against second units.
- The entire game, either Paul or Harden are on the court. Combined with the versatile lineups, there’s always a starting 5 on the court. Always.