Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer
The Houston Rockets have higher expectations for this upcoming season. The Westgate Sportsbook in Las Vegas had the Rockets' odds for wins at 41 ½.
While not being told of what the odds are, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni embraces a high win total.
"When we got (Steve) Nash (in Phoenix) they picked us, maybe to make the eighth spot and we won 62 games, so you never know," D'Antoni said of the 2004-05 season. "We're shooting for the 62. We're not shooting for the eighth spot, if that's as good as we are then that's as good as we are. I think we're better than that. You could say we're in the middle but I think we're better than that."