HOUSTON - After a wire to wire 118-95 win over the Pacers, the Rockets have won six straight games and now have the best record (11-3) in the western conference.
James Harden continues to play at an MVP level. He scored 26 points and dished out 15 assists in the Rockets win.
The Rockets have done this without their prize off-season acquisition, Chris Paul.
Paul is one of the NBA's ten best players when healthy. Adding him to a first place team creates a significant challenge for the rest of the league.