However, it’s the other two series that should be interesting in the Western Conference playoffs in the NBA. First, it’s the Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden showdown when the Thunder face the Rockets — a series that will shape the narrative of the MVP race but has no actual impact on the voting.
Then there is Utah vs. the Los Angels Clippers in what should be a very competitive series. The Clippers are playing well but the Jazz have a fantastic defense led by Rudy Gobert, a star on the rise in Gordon Hayward, and if George Hill can give Chris Paul some trouble this series will go down to the wire.
I break it all down in this latest PBT Extra.