NBA Western Conference capsules

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NBA Western Conference capsules
NBA Western Conference capsules

Houston (65-17) Head coach Mike D'Antoni keeps saying the Rockets will be “better defensively” this season, and when ESPN's Tracy McGrady called him on it, a smiling D'Antoni said, “You think I'm gonna say anything different?” Newcomers Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss won't help at all, but James Ennis and Michael Carter-Williams have defensive skills — as do holdovers P.J. Tucker and Eric Gordon, who might start in a three-guard setup ... Chris Paul, 33, is heading into his 14th season and has long been vulnerable to injury (his hamstring injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals helped clear a path to the Finals for the Warriors) ... For a team that plays a static offense and leads

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