So, I realize the last couple of weeks have been someone slow since the Rockets have basically had the third seed on lockdown for the better part of a month, but it's playoff time, fellas! I've said all season long that a first-round matchup against OKC is a best-case scenario, and I absolutely believe it. They can hurt Houston on the glass and Westbrook is tough to guard, but I just don't see a way they can keep up with the Rockets offensively.
I'd love to see Houston take this series in 4 or 5. The first two at home will be key. If they can take both of those, I think this series goes a a maximum of five games. But if they lose one of those, OKC will make a series out of this, and the Rockets had better be careful.
The fact that Anderson is back, healthy and has been hitting shots over the last week or so is certainly promising. The Troy Williams acquisition has also been sneaky good. But to win in the playoffs, this team just needs to hit shot, period, regardless of who is on the floor. Hopefully Harden brings his A-game and the supporting guys can hit their open looks.