Hollinger has the Rockets at 7th Seed. With a playoff chance of 81.8%, avg of 45-37, with best at 56-26, worst at 33-49.
Those Rockets continue to make some real noise in the pack out west. Their youth and their improvement as the season goes along is going to continue to bear watching.
Knock on wood that there won't be a late season collapse, but it seems the core of Harden, Asik, Parsons, and Lin survived Jan uninjured. So the future is bright!