No one was celebrating, and no one was celebrating after a preseason win over some rebuilding Spurs. But the Rockets were happy with their first rehearsal for good reason.
Almost everything they did, they were better than most of last season on their way to a 134-96 victory over the Spurs at the Toyota Center on Sunday night. They’re shooting 54.6 percent from the field, and the ball movement is generally excellent. They held the Spurs to 35.5 percent shooting with aggressive defense. With those numbers, they shot over 50 percent from the field while opponents shot under 40 percent, as they did in the same game, only twice all season.