Chris Paul’s incorporation into the Houston Rockets has been as seamless as fans have hoped for, but if you ask head coach Mike D’Antoni, his integration into this culture has worked better than his wildest dreams.

Take a pure passing point guard, who’s known to become a lethal fourth-quarter scorer when it counts the most, and pair it with a scoring machine that’s fallen short twice of the MVP award: chances are there’s some adjusting to make between the two alphas.

Yet the Rockets have gone an undefeated 8-0 with Paul and Harden on the court, a mark hard to fathom for this 18-4 team that has clicked on all cylinders after a wild offseason of big moves.