With the teams having had, or approaching, half a dozen games, the picture on how the conference race is slightly clearer. One team sits at the top, with a few others not far behind. Then there is the rest of the conference that has all shown potential once they start to gel. In a relatively few amount of games, there have been quite a few ranked, or nearly ranked opponents, too. In an interesting twist, the top half of the conference is in the East, while the bottom half is in the West.
The Rockets are an experienced team with talent across the roster.