He needn’t worry about Patrick Beverley pushing him from behind, though.
Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle:
Maybe this makes Lawson more confident? He’s better when he plays assertive.
After opening the season with blowout losses to the Nuggets, Warriors and Heat, Houston has won two straight, though needing overtime to top the Magic. More than anything, the Rockets need to establish a comfort level with each other. Beverley’s absence will be a setback in that quest.