The date is set. The Warriors will open the defense of their NBA title on Oct. 17 against the Houston Rockets.
They will also get their championship rings that night.
And the new-look Rockets are ready.
Less than 15 minutes after the Warriors posted a video of puppies playing with the Larry O'Brien trophy and asking 'So, who's ready for Opening Night?" the Rockets responded.
'See you then," Houston's Twitter feed responded Thursday afternoon.
'Should be fun," quipped the Warriors.
Now that's a real war of words...