Well that's about as bad a start to the playoffs as I could have hoped for. Rockets contested hard in both games but in the end our stars didn't come through but theirs did. We're now very much the underdogs in this series since it's hard, but not impossible, to win in Portland. To win twice would be almost miracle.
I'm still not counting the Rockets out, but we have to find our mojo. This game is pretty much do-or-die since no NBA team has ever come back from 3-0 down. Best case, of course, is that we win both on the road. More plausible is that we split 1-1. However the split won't matter if we don't win this one, in my opinion.
Also, I have the first standings calculated. Hopefully Harden shows up and we somehow squeeze out of this to get to the second round, otherwise this game will end prematurely.