The Rockets are determined to push the pace at “six seconds or less,” according to Mike D’Antoni.
It remains a work in progress, as Houston fell to Giannis Antetokounmpo (30 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in a 117-111 season-opening loss Thursday night.
Per The AP:
“They’re going to be fine,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It’s sad to say, but we’re not going to win 82 games this year. Now we’ve got a chance to win 81.”
Harden echoed his D’Antoni’s sentiment and raved about Westbrook.
“Everybody saw it tonight,” Harden said. “He’s a different type of breed on that court. But it’s Game 1, we’re not going to get too down, and even if we won, we’re not going to get too excited.”