Which team is the best in the NBA this season?

Posted February 13, 2018 09:06:48It has been a long time since we’ve seen the Houston Rockets score more than 100 points, but that is what they’ve done to the Golden State Warriors this season.

Houston, however, have only topped that mark once during their entire career.

The team is also second only to the Warriors in scoring (94.3 points per game), assists (4.9), steals (3.8), three-point field goals (35.0 per game) and three-pointers made (52.4).

Houston has won nine of their last 10, including four straight by a combined 12 points.

The Rockets are averaging 106.4 points during that span.

Golden State has played four straight games without Kevin Durant, who has missed the last six with a back injury.

They’ve played seven of their first eight, including all five against Houston.

Durant has scored a career-high 35.8 per game, which ranks third in the league.

His 37.5 points per contest lead the NBA, and he’s averaging 27.4 in the last two games.

The Warriors have scored 106.6 points over that span, while Houston has scored just 90.3.

The Thunder have won seven of the last eight, and have averaged 101.4 over that stretch.

Oklahoma City has scored 102.6 per game over the last four.

The Cavaliers have won five straight, but have won just eight of the past 10.

Cleveland has lost six straight by an average of 17.5.

The Cavs have averaged 108.6 during that stretch, but Golden State has averaged 102.4.

The Cavaliers have played seven straight games with at least one triple-double, but Cleveland has not reached that mark.

The Spurs have won six straight and are playing seven of eight.

San Antonio is averaging 111.0 points, with the lone win coming over Cleveland.

They have scored 105.0 in that span while averaging 111 points.

San Antonio has won five of the first six games, including the last five by an estimated 24 points.

They’re averaging 110.9 points in that time, but the Cavaliers have posted a 115.3 mark.

Cleveland is averaging 104.3 in the series.

The Mavericks have won 10 of their past 11, but are coming off their worst performance of the season against the Spurs.

They’ll be without guard James Johnson, who is averaging 17.7 points per matchup.

The Mavericks have scored just 92.4 during that time.

San Francisco is averaging 106 points over the five games without Johnson.

The 76ers have scored 110.8 over that period, while Golden State is averaging 103.9.

The 49ers are averaging 96.9 during that period.