Jeremy Lin wanted to become the next Walt "Clyde" Frazier in New York. That turned into a Linsane notion. However, Lin has joined forces in Houston with a scintillating scorer reminiscent of Frazier's backcourt mate and fellow Hall of Famer Earl "The Pearl" Monroe.
Upon his shocking arrival in H-Town, James Harden went into the Monroe Zone of the 1970's known as the "Earl The Pearl Magic Show".
Harden's dazzling road show resulted in 82 points in his first two games as a Rocket, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain's 79 for the best two-game start with a new team in NBA history. That record had stood since 1959 when "Wilt The Stilt" began his career with the Philadelphia Warriors.
Houston's brand new 2012 backcourt clicked immediately and has put up some startling statistics through the first three weeks of the season. However, as a team, the Rockets have put up numbers that can be described as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
*statistics updated through games as of Monday, Nov. 19