Are you ready for this Rockets?
Are you ready to have 20,000 lunaticts screaming at you? Are you ready to get hit in the face? Are you ready to take your game to a higher level in the most hostile environment in the NBA?
Here's the deal, the Utah Jazz are going to the second round of the playoffs. Mark it down, check it off on your things that are already done list, block out 3 hours on Sunday afternoon for game one in LA and put some money aside for tickets to game three against the Lakers back here in SLC. The Rockets are going to be sent home crying once again at the hands of the Utah Jazz. That is the natural order of things in the universe. The Utah Jazz beat the Rockets in the playoffs, it goes together like peanut butter and jelly, or green jello and carrots or Roger Clemens / Karl Malone and underage girls. The Jazz have won the last 3 playoff series with the Rockets and 4 of 6 overall. Mark this one down to make it 4 in a row and 5 of 7.
Why so confident you ask? I have watched 87 Jazz games this year and since the Korver trade the Jazz have rebounded with a victory every time after a crap game like the last one. In fact since the Korver trade the Jazz have not lost back to back games ever. Think about that, not a single losing streak in 4 months now. That is 55 games and counting without losing 2 in row. With the exception of 2 games, all of the wins following a loss were by at least 8 points or more showing that the Jazz come back focused and ready to attack. This team has proven time and time again that they know how to shrug off a bad loss and come back to win the next game.
Some more reasons for confidence; Boozer started to show some signs of life in game 5 taking the ball to the rim a bit more - he is over due for a typical Boozer 25 and 15 game. Korver is due for a break-out game and the home cooking should give it to him. Memo may have found his 3 point stroke and Deron just had his garbage game, you know he will be out for blood tonight. Do you have any confidence that the Rockets can duplicate the effort and results of game 5 on the road? I don't.
So there it is, in black and white for all to see. The Jazz have history and home court on their side. The ESA is going to be rocking like it never has before and we will all get to see Traysee cry at the podium again.
Are you ready for this Rockets Fans?