Houston is one of four remaining undefeated teams in the NBA, but they haven't exactly played the toughest schedule so far. Facing the Clippers in LA will be a significant test for the Harden-Howard Rockets.
Mullens had a good game statistically against Houston and he'll probably be the first big off the Clippers bench for now; but it's way too early to say whether he can be a reasonable NBA backup or not.
The Clippers haven't been very good defensively this season, but if they continue to score the way they have been, it may not matter. The Rockets ran into the scoring juggernaut tonight and are no longer undefeated as a result.