Houston currently owns a 25-22 record and would be the 8th seed in the Western Conference if the playoffs started today. As previous years have shown, the West’s playoff race is often extremely tight, and the Rockets are far from certain to avoid a fourth consecutive trip to the lottery. The Rockets’ chances of making the playoffs are primarily a function of two factors: Houston’s own performance and that of its Western Conference peers. What follows is an analysis of these two factors and an attempt to provide a clearer picture of Houston’s playoff hopes.
“More,” You Say? – You mean one day of reveling in the Rocket’s 45-point win wasn’t enough for you guys? Ok, ok. Here you go:
And Al Jefferson was all like…this.
I promise to stop living in the past after the jump:
One of the league’s premier players, Rajon Rondo, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. This signifies a huge shift in franchise prospectus for a handful of teams; now that the Celtics, already struggling for the East’s final playoff spot, have lost their most important piece, they’ve become a major factor in trade-scenarios.
Flawless Victory – The Rockets handed the Utah Jazz their worst home loss in team history last night. In case you missed the game, allow me to summarize it for you:
More basking in the afterglow after the jump…