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.
Jazz F Kyle Korver, who was listed as questionable with a sore right knee, will be available for Game 1.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 15, 2019
Oh, and in case you didn’t see, Dennis Rodman (huh?) will be shooting the opening shot for charity.
Dennis Rodman to take the "First Shot" before Rockets-Jazz Game 1 tonight.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 14, 2019
Here are your officials for tonight:
Officials for Rockets-Jazz Game 1, 8:30 p.m. Marc Davis, John Goble, Michael Smith. Leon Wood alternate.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 14, 2019
Nothing left to do now but to win the game. We’ll be here at TDS all night! Go Rockets!