2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Southwest
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CP3, Harden are quite the pair

Only LeBron James has more First Team All-NBA selections since 2011-12 than the Rockets' new backcourt duo.

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Does CP3 still desire winning over money? (2:37)
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Why CP3 is heading to Houston

ESPN's Jeff Goodman breaks down CP3's decision to head to Houston, the likelihood Paul George follows, Melo's future with the Knicks and what Lonzo will bring to the Lakers.

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Newly acquired Rockets PG Chris Paul's still got it (0:47)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source on Rockets: "They think they are getting Carmelo or Paul George."

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Houston setting stage for superteam (1:28)
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Adjustment ahead for Harden, CP3?

Both used to being the main distributor on their teams, James Harden and Chris Paul will have to find middle ground on the Rockets.

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Shelburne can't see Carmelo going to Rockets (1:01)
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Max: New-look Rockets have shot vs. Warriors (0:45)

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Per NBA.com data, James Harden ranked first in time of possession (8.9 minutes/game) last season while Chris Paul checked in at 7.2 (7th-most). And: Paul shot a scorching 49.3% on catch-and-shoot 3s.

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How do Clippers proceed without Paul? (1:44)
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Stephen A.: Rockets' acquisition of Chris Paul

ESPN Radio's Stephen A. Smith talks about the Rockets' acquisition of Chris Paul, how Houston will manage Paul and James Harden, whether Carmelo Anthony could join Paul and more.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavericks announced that they traded SG DeAndre Liggins to Houston for cash considerations.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Will one ball be enough? James Harden and Chris Paul ranked among the NBA's top 11 last season in touches, dribbles and seconds per touch last season. No team had two players in the top 11 of any category last season.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

New Rockets guard Chris Paul was seriously interested in the Spurs, source told The Undefeated, but chance to play off ball and share point guard duties with guard James Harden was more attractive.

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Stephen A.: Rockets get NBA's best floor orchestrator in CP3 (1:29)
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Salley compares Harden, CP3 to Warriors back court (2:07)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Rockets GM Daryl Morey not done yet, source told ESPN. Harden and CP3. Will try and add a third star to compete with Warriors.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Spurs didn't show significant interest in Chris Paul, source told ESPN. Already have an aging point guard in Tony Parker.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

This is gonna be fun: Harden ranked 1st in time of possession last season and Chris Paul ranked 7th, per SportVU data.

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Wise shocked by CP3 trade (1:16)

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.32nd
Rebounds Per Game44.48th
Assists Per Game25.23rd
Points Allowed109.626th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549