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Houston Rockets-Portland Trailblazers: Houston, We Landed the Blazers

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Portland Trailblazers have finally made it into the postseason again after their streak of 21 straight appearances ended in 2001. The Rockets have once again made the playoffs, but will they be able to get out of the first round for the first time since the '96-'97 season?

This should be a very exciting matchup between the No. 4 and 5 seeds, respectively. It's been said that the Blazers won't go far because they are lacking the experience to advance deep into the playoffs. Most people counted the Rockets out as soon as Tracy McGrady went down.

One thing for sure is that one team will finally get into the second round of the playoffs, ending at least one of the respective droughts.

The thing that Ho...

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