- Oakland, CA
|Points Per Game||117.0||116.0|
|Field Goal %||48.2||50.0|
|Rebounds Per Game||45.0||50.5|
|Assists Per Game||25.5||27.5|
|Blocks Per Game||8.0||6.5|
|Steals Per Game||9.0||8.5|
|Last Ten Games||0-2||2-0|
Last season's Rockets reached the precipice using coach Mike D'Antoni's radical commitment to efficiency. Enter Carmelo Anthony, one of the NBA's least efficient stars.
Loosened restrictions on sneaker colors was evident from the opening tip of the very first game of the season.
The Mavericks stared down a 15-point deficit in their home opener and came out on top, led by their last two lottery picks.