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The real quest for a title starts tonight.

NBA: Playoffs-Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The time has finally arrived. The Houston Rockets are back in the playoffs, looking to wash off the feeling of disappointment from last season and replace it with a championship trophy, and it all starts tonight against an old rival, the Utah Jazz.

We’ve talked about this matchup all week long, covering everything from series predictions, to the history of the Houston-Utah playoff rivalry, to fraternizing with the enemy, to even a covert analyzation of the opponent’s biggest strengths. And of course, the game preview from the most trusted preview man in the biz.

The only real injury news is that Utah’s Kyle Korver, who was listed as questionable, is expected to play, so both teams will be coming in at full strength.

Oh, and in case you didn’t see, Dennis Rodman (huh?) will be shooting the opening shot for charity.

Here are your officials for tonight:

Nothing left to do now but to win the game. We’ll be here at TDS all night! Go Rockets!