The Houston Rockets' 2012-13 schedule is full of big games, both to the passionate and casual fan of the team. The air of mystery around this young squad heading into the season is intriguing to both Houston fans and the NBA world alike.
The Rockets could be a competitive, chippy playoff contender, or a developing squad that finishes 10 games under .500. It's too tough to call at this point.
Houston made several changes to its roster in the offseason. Starters Kyle Lowry and Luis Scola are gone. Free-agent acquisitions Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik will move into the starting lineup. Third-year power forward Patrick Patterson also steps into the starting lineup.
The Rockets also added three rookies with huge upside in Jeremy Lamb, Royce White and Terrence Jones. The team will count on veterans like Chandler Parsons and Kevin Martin for consistency.
With the team relying on so many unproven players with untapped potential, the sky is the limit for this year's Houston Rockets.
Here are 10 of the biggest games on the Houston Rockets' schedule this season.