Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/17/14
This series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets is the most exciting 1st round playoff series, for 2 very different reasons. The 1st reason is obvious, it is Rockets’ superstar James Harden facing the team that traded him less than a year ago and 2nd, this game features the 2 of the 3 highest scoring offenses in the NBA. This will be a high flying series, that will delight fans of the NBA, regardless of their team allegiances. Let’s just say now that the Rockets should be proud of getting to the playoffs despite their inexperience together and in the NBA in general, but their playoff dreams are going to be crushed very soon. The Thunder not only can score among the best in the NBA, but are the 3rd best defense in the West, while the Rockets are 3rd to last. The strength of their offense is James Harden scoring and being sent to the free throw line and with Thabo Sefolosha one of the best defenders in the NBA covering him and with Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins do...
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