The Houston Rockets are the fourth-best team in the Southwest division. Keep in mind that there are only five teams in the division. Despite that, Houston has a great chance to make the playoffs this year.
As it sits, the Rockets are in the eighth spot in the Western Conference, so they definitely are not a lock to make the playoffs yet.
Houston has proved that it can keep up with the big boys in the West, having beaten all the top teams in the conference, but that does not mean the rest of its schedule won't be tough.
With that in mind, let's take a look at five roadblocks that are in the way of the Rockets' playoff berth.