NBA Breakfast Special: Taking Off Like the Houston Rockets

by Fox Doucette

There were two games to open the season Tuesday, and the Houston Rockets shocked the Golden State Warriors, stealing the game right at the end to pull off the 122-121 victory. The Warriors had Lawler’s Law on their side, but “first to 100 wins” ran up against the cold-blooded reality that “no lead is safe”, especially when the two teams that have embraced the mantra of “three is more than two” get together and start dropping nuclear bombs on each other from behind the arc.

The good folks at TNT showed that they’re the best in the world at putting on a show, so let’s get right down to it:

Houston, We Have No Problem

The best studio show in sports gave their take on the Rockets, but when you really look at it, it becomes a question of whether James Harden is going to play with a chip on his shoulder after being so broadly snubbed by people when they talked MVP race last year. It wasn’t enough they justifiably wanted to recognize Russell Westbrook’s averaging a triple double and dragging a horrendous team to 47 wins and the playoffs. It’s that so many people ranked him behind Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James as well.

The TNT guys weigh in:

Fans were heartbroken after Kevin Durant’s heroics came just after the buzzer:

Harden praised his teammates:

When you get two of the best shooting teams in the league together, it’s going to spin the scoreboard around:

The Swaggiest P who ever Swaggied:

But let’s not forget who the greatest mercenary truly is:

Making Folks Turn A Bit Green

Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his ankle mere minutes into the young season. This is not for the squeamish:

Seriously, the reaction from the Cleveland bench says it all:

On to the game itself, LeBron was the man of the match, getting it done for the defending Eastern Conference champs:

Bron gave a you-ain’t-seen-nothin’-yet speech to Kristen Ledlow:

Kenny Smith gave us the word on what’s next for the Celtics:

And Finally…

Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic need to get their differences sorted, on the other hand, the Bulls suck, so why not stir in some delicious drama?

C’mon, man.

It is so good to have the NBA back, and we’ll have morning highlights and breakfast throughout the season. Stay tuned!

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