After winning the offseason, the Houston Rockets will be tested early on to prove that they can win during the regular season. In the first month of the season, there are five must-win games immediately facing the newly competitive Rockets.
The Rockets signed superstar center Dwight Howard over the summer to pair up with James Harden, creating one of the most dynamic duos in the entire league. General manager Daryl Morey did a lot of shuffling around to create a top-tier roster in Houston.
For the first time since the Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady era, Houston can contend for an NBA championship. In order to back up all the talk, the Rockets need to go out and win these five games to show that they can play with the best.