GAME THREAD: Rockets v. Jazz

Disclaimer: Please note that this game thread does not fall within the "prohibited" type that we avoided while making our last-minute playoff run.  The reason?  We are not rooting for anyone in particular.  It is important to scout both teams, either of whom are fine as our next adversary, IMHO.

So, on to the game:  Who has the advantage?

The home team has won every game in this series, and game 7 may be no different.  The Jazz are pointing to momentum established in Game 6, particularly the strong performance by AK-47, the fantasy owner's dream turned Nowitness-type disappearing act, who made a strong return the other night with 14 points, 5 boards, 5 blocks, 4 assists, 3 steals and only one turnover.

However, I'm thinking it's the Rockets' time, for one big reason: Tracy McGrady is ready.  Apparently the guy has never won a playoff series, and he is truly a prime-time player with a killer instinct and all the tools to win.  Analyzing the series by the standard of "Who has the player(s) who will refuse to lose?" (which is one way to look at the dubs' victory over the mavs), I'm gonna have to say that T-Mac will make the difference.

Of course, Carlos Boozer may prove me wrong.  Either way, it's gonna be a great game.  Look forward to your thoughts and analyses.  Here's some questions to consider:

  • what matchup advantages and challenges do you wee with Warriors vs. the Rockets or Jazz?
  • what coach is more intimidating, Sloan or van Gundy?
  • what would be more delicious - beating Team Mormon or defeating a second Texas powerhouse?
  • This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!