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Top Five Reasons the Rockets Will Win the Western Conference

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

5. Defense

The Rockets have not been quite as solid on defense this season as in past seasons, but are still in upper realms of the league.  Their defense keeps them in every game and they always have a chance to win down the stretch.  Houston has two defensive studs in Ron Artest and Shane Battier, and Dikembe Mutumbo puts fear into the minds of smaller guards trying to score around the basket.

 

4.  Leadership

The Rockets have not made it past the first round since 1997.  Yao Ming has been involved in many of those failed playoff runs, along with Tracy McGrady.  Now, Yao has an opportunity to show people how much he wants it without McGrady.  Although M...

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