The West has shown that it is far and away superior to the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately for Houston, only four opponents in December play in the East—two of which are top teams. If the Rockets want to make a name for themselves, then beating these tough teams is key.
Houston has built a decent amount of chemistry early this season, and all its new faces seem to be meshing well together. Injuries have already been an issue, though. They will need to get healthy to really have a solid rest of the season.
These bold predictions for December hinge on them getting healthy.