Houston should take two out of three this week, with pushovers at home against the Timberwolves and Brooklyn. But if there’s one other certainty additional to death and taxes, in life, it’s that the Clippers will beat Houston, regardless of the circumstances or venue. Even without Blake Griffin, in the teams’ last matchup, DeAndre Jordan had his way against the Rockets’ undersized frontline. I don’t know what else to say, really, except to hope these two teams don’t meet in the postseason.
For all the gloom and doom surrounding Houston’s recent slump (6-4 in their last 10), there they are sitting in third in the conference.
As for the other usual portion of this discussion, with the Suns dismantled, and Oklahoma City gaining its legs, the Rockets will be picking somewhere in the lottery this June, having not made use of that asset last week. Even if the Thunder overtake the Spurs, things are shaping up to feature the most epic 1-8 matchup in history.