The season starts tonight, *****es!!!!! Let's get some early conversation going today before tip off. It's no surprise and there's already been some discussion in other threads, but it appears that the starting lineup is going to be:
PG Patrick Beverley
SG James Harden
SF Chandler Parsons
PF Dwight Howard
C Omer Asik
I think this lineup will work particularly well against the Bobcats, who have terrible floor spacing and are starting rookie Cody Zeller in the front court with Jefferson. I think Dwight will have a field day, and Beverley will bother Kemba Walker, who is clearly the Bobcats best playmaker.
After last night's debacle with the Lakers and Clippers, I won't go too far out on a limb with my prediction, but I do think the Rockets win this fairly easily. I'm predicting a 105-90 victory that's close at times in the first half, but the Rockets ultimately pull away in the third quarter.