The Rockets will try to get to 4-0 for the first time since 1996-97 season, when they started 6-0 and reached the western conference finals. Wins over the Lakers, Jazz, Celtics and potentially the Sixers, should not have anyone thinking the Rockets are all set to repeat that success, but wins all count the same in the standings and the Rockets know they need to pile them up.
Several things to discuss in this preview podcast, including the Rockets injury situation and their 3-point shooting trends.
Have a listen, then enjoy the tweetables below.
#Rockets have lost last 3 at #Sixers, incl. 123-117 (OT) last yr, despite team record-tying 9 3’s from J Lin. (Since broken by Parsons-10)
Last season Tony Wroten had trpl-dbl (18p, 10r, 11a) in #Sixers win vs #Rockets. James Harden had trpl-dbl (26p, 10r, 10a) in HOU win vs PHI
#Sixers (0-3) have lost each game by at least 12 pts. Shooting 27% (18-67) on 3ptrs. #Rockets 1st 3 opponents shot 13% (7-53).
#Sixers Nerlens Noel became 4th player since 1985-86 w/ 10 rebounds & 3 blocks in 1st 2 games of career. (Shaq, Mutombo, D. Robinson)
Just 2 #NBA teams taking < 15% of their shots from b/w 10 ft from basket & the 3pt line –> the #Rockets & #Sixers. #Moreys #Hinkies