The good news for Houston fans: I don’t think those four regular-season losses to Golden State are much of a predictor of the playoff series between these two teams.
The bad news for Houston fans: I still think this is a tough matchup for them, and they are going to win just one game in this series. That’s what I told Jenna Corrado in this latest PBT Extra.
What didn’t change between the regular season and the postseason is the Golden State defense, which was the best in the NBA during the regular season and has been the second best in the playoffs. Houston’s defense has been inconsistent. I think that and the versatility of the Warriors guards and attack will expose holes in the Rockets they simply cannot plug.