The Rockets Round 1 chances range from little to none. At least, that’s what the NBA pundits say.
But anybody who attempts to make the argument for Houston in a matchup with the heavily-favored Thunder, which starts Sunday in OKC, will quickly point to the Rockets rare and explosive offense.
They take a ton of threes in the halfcourt and a ton of transition shots at the rim (trying to push it like Mike D’Antoni’s old Suns teams). Long-range two-point jumpers, widely considered the most inefficient shot in basketball, don’t normally factor into their gameplan.
And that unique style has created some skewed numbers, which accurately speak to the kind of strange team OKC is preparing to face. Take a look at some of Houston’s offensive figures:
106.0 - Points per game. That’s the second highest in the NBA, slightly behind the Nuggets (106.1) and slightly ahead of the Thunder (105.7).
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