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55-27, 2nd in Southwest

Sam Bruce ESPN Associate Editor 

Houston Rockets star and reigning three-point champion Eric Gordon hit Sydney's ANZ Stadium ahead of the Bledisloe Cup between the All Blacks and Wallabies. He's coming back for the game tomorrow night when he'll be supporting the Wallabies.

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Summer Forecast: West standings for 2017-18

Despite adding Chris Paul this offseason, our panel only predicts a modest improvement in win total for the Rockets. But is it enough to leap over a division rival for the No. 2 spot in the conference?

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NBA's best will have the brightest lights

Not surprisingly, the five teams set to make the most nationally televised appearances next season all made the playoffs and have some of the NBA's top superstars.

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Warriors, come out to play

The defending NBA champs will be involved in several must-see matchups this upcoming season, including a Finals rematch with the Cavaliers on Christmas.

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January 15 will be the first time Clippers fans get to see Chris Paul since his departure. During his time in LA, Paul led the Clippers to five 50-win seasons, but failed to reach the Conference Finals. The Rockets return to Los Angeles to face the Clippers again on February 28 at 10:30 ET on ESPN.

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Rockets' complete 2017-18 regular-season schedule

After the Rockets play their first two games in Oakland and Sacramento, Houston fans will get a first look at "their" Chris Paul on Saturday, Oct. 21 vs. the Mavericks.

Haynes most looking forward to Golden State-Houston matchup (1:11)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul will face his former Clippers teammates for the first time on Dec. 22 in Houston. His first road game vs. Clips is Jan. 15.

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Summer Forecast: NBA champs for 2017-18

Though Vegas views the Spurs as the third-most likely champions, our panel likes the Rockets' chances behind the Warriors and Cavaliers.

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Team Turmoil for 2017-18 season: Rockets?

What happens if James Harden and CP3 don't mesh? We saw that happen with Harden and Dwight Howard a few years ago and it wasn't pretty.

Rockets hoping to shock the West with Melo? (0:57)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA's two matchups on TNT for opening night October 17 will feature the teams with the top two projections in both conferences via ESPN's real plus-minus (RPM). My RPM projections, published last week, have the Boston Celtics (49.4 expected wins) atop the Eastern Conference, ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers (49.2). Those teams face off at 8 p.m. Eastern, followed by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets at 10:30. The Warriors are projected for a league-high 62.1 wins, trailed by the Rockets at 55.0.

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Christmas Day schedule revealed

ESPN's annual marathon is once again filled with juicy matchups, including a rematch of the last three NBA Finals, a key Eastern Conference showdown and a battle of last season's top two MVP candidates.

Rockets want Melo with eye on playoffs (0:57)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder open their season hosting the Knicks on Oct. 19 and will take on the Rockets on Christmas in OKC.

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Sources: Rockets, Knicks re-engage on Melo

The Knicks and Rockets have re-engaged on trade talks involving 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, with the Rockets again canvassing third-team trade partners to construct a deal, league sources told ESPN.

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Warriors-Cavs tops NBA's Christmas presence

The Warriors and Cavs highlight a Christmas slate that includes the Rockets, Thunder, Celtics, Wizards, 76ers, Knicks, Timberwolves and Lakers.

Team Stats

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

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