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Rockets-Lakers: Perception Of No Chance Gives Houston One

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Don't call the Houston Rockets underdogs. Call them underpuppies.

Don't call this tantalizing second-round matchup David vs. Goliath. Call it KC and the Sunshine Band trying to win a death metal contest, or Carson Kressley attempting to defeat the Roman empire with a blowdryer.

All jokes aside, the Rockets know the enormity of the task ahead.

If 80 percent of the national media picked against them in the first round, 100 percent will bury them in the next.

The Rockets earned this unenviable semifinal opponent when they crashed and burned in Dallas April 15. One win away from clinching their first Southwest Division title, they collapsed against the Mavs and shifted themselves to the wrong...

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