With two more victories in Week 3 of the preseason, the Houston Rockets are looking sharp and ready for the regular season to begin.
Houston picked up a 100-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks on October 21 and then followed that up a few nights later with a 109-92 win against the San Antonio Spurs. The Rockets have scored at least 100 points in each game this preseason, and head coach Kevin McHale should be pleased with his players' performances early on this season.
Many players stepped up this week, and with the regular season looming, McHale should finally begin to trim down his roster and get into a regular rotation. His team isn't making that easy, though, as there have been several unexpected performers.
On the other hand, a few players have either been underperforming or buried on the depth chart. These guys have the potential to help the Rockets, but McHale has seldom played them during the preseason.
Here are the Houston Rockets' winners and losers for Week 3 of the preseason.