Houston Rockets rookies Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr. experience highs and lows

The fact that rookies Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr. began thinking about 

they had learned from their first 80 NBA games by dealing 

he Rockets' season and the lessons they had to learn the hard way.

The Rockets were about to embark on their final two-game road trip

starting Friday against the Hornets,

t was an inevitable part of the frequently difficult journey to 20–60.

Nothing really prepares you for it

the ups and downs of it, Eason said.