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Thunder vs Rockets NBA Playoff Preview

By Colin Kennedy - 7 years ago in NBA News

NBA Playoff Preview
Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1) vs Houston Rockets (1-0)

Wednesday, April 19
8:00 ET at Toyota Center


Thunder Projected Starters

PG Russell Westbrook
SG Victor Oladipo
SF Andre Roberson
PF Taj Gibson
C Steven Adams

Injuries- Singler, Huestis

Westbrook NBA Playoff Preview

Start- Enes Kanter, Andre Robertson, Russell Westbrook

Rockets Projected Starters

PG Patrick Beverley
SG James Harden
SF Trevor Ariza
PF Ryan Anderson
C Clint Capela

Injuries- Wiltjer, Onuaku, Taylor, Dekker

Harden NBA Playoff Preview

Start- James Harden, Ryan Anderson Clint Capela


For all intense and purposes, this is round two of MPV race- postseason edition. Harden got the best of Westbrook last game and this one is going to be worth watching. The Thunder have to win the rebound battle is they want to advance past this series. OKC leads the league in rebounds but lost to the Rockets last game because they got whipped on the boards. We think Kanter deserves more playing time, and if he gets it, look for big game from him. Will Beverly shut down Westbrook again?

We will update our Pro Lineup Builder to reflect any last-minute lineup changes or late-breaking injury news. Please check back with us before tip-off. You can also follow us on twitter @thedklegends for the latest NBA news and notes from our pros.


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