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2018 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Southwest
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Rockets add Demetrius Jackson

The Houston Rockets announced the signing of Jackson to a two-way contract Monday. The free-agent guard was the No. 45 pick by the Celtics in the 2016 draft. Jackson, 22, played in five games with Boston last season, totaling 10 points in 17 minutes on the court.

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CP3 shows off that father-son chemistry! (0:21)
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All eyes on us

New Houston addition Chris Paul hung out with teammate James Harden and rapper Meek Mill at Harden's celebrity basketball tournament at Rice University.

Andy Withers ESPN Managing Editor 

Congratulations to Jonathon Roseworn: $1000 richer with a little help from Anthony Mundine at the ESPN Three Point Shooting Challenge.

Andy Withers ESPN Managing Editor 

Eric Gordon and Anthony Mundine share a few words after the ESPN Three Point Shooting Challenge in Sydney.

Andy Withers ESPN Managing Editor 

Eric Gordon making his fans happy. Signing some autographs after the ESPN Three Point Shooting Challenge.

Andy Withers ESPN Managing Editor 

Anthony Mundine a Eric Gordon share a few words.

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Andy Withers ESPN Managing Editor 

Eric Gordon is in the house at the ESPN Three Point Shooting Challenge in Sydney.

Andy Withers ESPN Managing Editor 

Early tryouts in the ESPN Three Point Shootout Challenge in Sydney. Top 10 will take on Eric Gordon.

Westgate Las Vegas Superbook

Another MVP award for Russ?

The top-four MVP candidates from a season ago also have a strong chance of winning the award in 2017-18, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Former teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have the highest odds to take home the honor.

Sam Bruce ESPN Associate Editor 

Houston Rockets star and reigning three-point champion Eric Gordon hit Sydney's ANZ Stadium ahead of the Bledisloe Cup between the All Blacks and Wallabies. He's coming back for the game tomorrow night when he'll be supporting the Wallabies.

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Summer Forecast: West standings for 2017-18

Despite adding Chris Paul this offseason, our panel only predicts a modest improvement in win total for the Rockets. But is it enough to leap over a division rival for the No. 2 spot in the conference?

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NBA's best will have the brightest lights

Not surprisingly, the five teams set to make the most nationally televised appearances next season all made the playoffs and have some of the NBA's top superstars.

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Warriors, come out to play

The defending NBA champs will be involved in several must-see matchups this upcoming season, including a Finals rematch with the Cavaliers on Christmas.

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January 15 will be the first time Clippers fans get to see Chris Paul since his departure. During his time in LA, Paul led the Clippers to five 50-win seasons, but failed to reach the Conference Finals. The Rockets return to Los Angeles to face the Clippers again on February 28 at 10:30 ET on ESPN.

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Rockets' complete 2017-18 regular-season schedule

After the Rockets play their first two games in Oakland and Sacramento, Houston fans will get a first look at "their" Chris Paul on Saturday, Oct. 21 vs. the Mavericks.

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Haynes most looking forward to Golden State-Houston matchup (1:11)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul will face his former Clippers teammates for the first time on Dec. 22 in Houston. His first road game vs. Clips is Jan. 15.

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Summer Forecast: NBA champs for 2017-18

Though Vegas views the Spurs as the third-most likely champions, our panel likes the Rockets' chances behind the Warriors and Cavaliers.

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Team Turmoil for 2017-18 season: Rockets?

What happens if James Harden and CP3 don't mesh? We saw that happen with Harden and Dwight Howard a few years ago and it wasn't pretty.

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Rockets hoping to shock the West with Melo? (0:57)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA's two matchups on TNT for opening night October 17 will feature the teams with the top two projections in both conferences via ESPN's real plus-minus (RPM). My RPM projections, published last week, have the Boston Celtics (49.4 expected wins) atop the Eastern Conference, ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers (49.2). Those teams face off at 8 p.m. Eastern, followed by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets at 10:30. The Warriors are projected for a league-high 62.1 wins, trailed by the Rockets at 55.0.

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.32nd
Rebounds Per Game44.48th
Assists Per Game25.23rd
Points Allowed109.626th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549

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