If you were the Utah Jazz, you know you’re down 3-1. At first, you’d be depressed and understanding that you’re facing a good Houston Rockets team that has you on the ropes. You have a good defensive team, but you have done little except for winning one game. Harden and Paul are lethal weapons, while Clint Capela is taking your game and stuffing you like a roasted turkey.
But then, your mindset would change and suddenly, you realize you’re not done just yet. You just need to win game five.
If you win game five, then game six is at Salt Lake City and the confidence will rise knowing that you have a chance to even the series. But then again, you lost two at home to Houston, which is why you’re down 3-1 in the first place. They can’t win win three in a row in Utah, can they?
Well, if Utah has momentum and plays well in game six, a word that rhymes with pit will hit the fan as the series will go seven. Game seven will most definitely be a crapshoot because no one knows who will win although Houston has the edge with homecourt.
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Utah has no pressure aside from being down. They have no other choice but to win. What do they have to lose now? Nothing!
Yes, the Houston Rockets up 3-1 is nothing new as they’ve eliminated the competition sooner. Expectations will be for another early finish to this series and a trip to the Western Conference Finals. So we can be excited and dream.
But, before the Rockets can prepare for the potential showdown with the defending champs, they must get by Utah. They’ll be ready and come out aggressively. But the team has to stay poised and do their thing. If they can do that tonight, then we will wait and see how we fare for the series to determine the Western Conference Championship.
All I got left to say is let’s make sure we don’t put ourselves in a bad situation. Let’s put an end to the Utah Jazz tonight. The Houston Rockets need to wrap up this series and get some rest before Golden State inevitably roles into town.