5 Things We Learned About Houston Rockets After Week 1

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5 Things We Learned About Houston Rockets After Week 1
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The first week of the NBA regular season has taught us a few things about the Houston Rockets. The team has won four games in six nights to start the year off at 4-1. 

While the Rockets have been dominant at times early on, the jury is still out on where they stack up among the NBA's elite. All four wins come against teams that didn't make the playoffs last year and their lone defeat was a 137-118 trouncing by the Los Angeles Clippers

The next 10 days will be a little more telling. They'll host the Los Angeles Lakers in Dwight Howard's first game against his old team on Nov. 7. After that, they get a rematch against the Clippers in Houston two days later. 

From there, they'll feast on the Raptors (Nov. 11) and Sixers (Nov. 13) before closing out the stretch with games against the Knicks (Nov. 14) and Nuggets (Nov. 16). 

While the competition hasn't been fierce for Houston early on, the Rockets have still been impressive. James Harden continues to be one of the game's most dangerous scorers, while the Dwight Howard/Omer Asik tandem has given the team a new wrinkle on both ends of the court. 

We will know more about the team as the season progresses, but here are five things we have learned about the Houston Rockets so far. 

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