|1||San Antonio Spurs||61-21|
|4||New Orleans Pelicans||34-48|
Houston Rockets Front Office
Looking at how the Spurs can keep Ryan Anderson quiet and whether Houston can slow down Kawhi Leonard in the pick-and-roll.
Can the Spurs effectively corral James Harden in the pick-and-roll while still defending the smorgasbord of shooters Houston puts on the floor? The Rockets will have issues of their own in how to defend Kawhi Leonard.
The Thunder came in doing things a bit differently and it worked for most of Game 2, until it didn't. The scariest aspect of the Rockets was put on display: if you're going to throw your best punch at them, you'd better get way out in front because they can catch up in a hurry.