We are about a quarter of the way through the basketball season. In the NBA Western Conference, some teams are performing far better than anticipated while others have not. Let’s look at the high flyers and busts over the first quarter of the season.
NBA Western Conference High flyers
The Rockets made the biggest move of the off-season by acquiring Chris Paul for what was a hefty price. Even though the veteran guard missed the first half of the season, there was always the worry on how the team will perform with him and James Harden together. The formula seems to be working so far and they are doing well in the NBA Western Conference.
Paul has averaged 11.1 points and 10.3 assists a night, with Harden having a MVP Calibre season with 31.5 points, 9.8 assists. 5.2 rebounds. Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Clint Capela, Trevor Ariza, Luc Mbah a Moute have all made valuable contributions. The team are still an offensive threat, scoring on average 113.9 points a night but conceding only 103.1 points. To put it into context, last season they scored 115 a night but conceded 109. This is down not only to the additions of Paul and Mbah a Moute, but the team as a whole.
They are the main and so far, proven contenders for NBA Western Conference supremacy.
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