The playoffs are just over 24 hours away, and with the Rockets set to travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder, J.A. Sherman of Welcome to Loud City and I sat down and discussed the Houston-Oklahoma City series and a number of topics related to it.
Here's a brief list of what we talked about:
- The James Harden trade and its impact on both teams. Sherman noted that Durant and Westbrook have taken on new roles, and I discussed the transformative effect of having a proven, consistent scorer like Harden on the roster.
- How to best handle Kevin Durant defensively.
- Why Chandler Parsons always seems to show up big against the Thunder.
- Reggie Jackson's emergence.
- Key matchups on both sides.
- How the Rockets can win the series (spoiler: it's going to take a lot).
- Predictions on how the series will go