The Houston Rockets are one of the best teams in the league but they are not elite. This year, they were just a sixth seed in the Western Conference. James Harden is one of the best players in the league and Russell Westbrook is a historically great player but this team just doesn’t have enough to get to the Finals.
The above statement was echoed by FOX’s Chris Broussard, who said the Rockets were not going to make it to the second round no matter what the playoff format was.
The Rockets have been a great team in the recent years, but they have been hampered by playoff blunders. This team has not been able to advance to a Finals even with all the threes they make and how dominant they are.
It looks like this year won’t be any different no matter what the circumstance.