Wednesday, April 16, 2008

NBA playoffs: HOU v UTH

This one could go seven games.  Rafer's injury comes at a terrible time for HOU.  In Williams, the Jazz have a one of the league's most physical point guards and the Rockets will need depth at the point. 

With Alston's injury, HOU will need Bobby Jackson to play the 1 spot.  But Jackson is more of a combo guard who is at his best when he's looking to score.  Unfortunately, HOU needs him to distribute the ball.

McCrady has the pressure of trying to not only get out of a first round playoff series, but simply get a win.  He's 0-6 so far.

Utah can really score the ball and they have a true advantage playing at home.  I look for Utah to steal one in Houston and win the series in seven.