Are the Rockets back? It's amazing what happens when you get rid of Carmelo Anthony. James Harden dropped 47 points including one clutch three with the Rockets down by two points to the Utah Jazz. This, capped with Harden proclaiming 'We Back', is food for thought for the rest of the NBA.
This is the Rockets' fourth straight win against a likely Western Conference playoff team, and the buzz is finally back around last year's No. 1 seed.
Chris Paul looks healthy and Houston's offense is finally flowing. Whether they can stand up to the likes of the Warriors remains to be seen, but they appear to have righted the ship after a lackluster start left most analysts searching for answers.