Ranking Potential 1st-Round Opponents for Houston Rockets

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Ranking Potential 1st-Round Opponents for Houston Rockets
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The Houston Rockets’ solid play throughout this season has put them in a great position approaching the playoffs. Despite the recent surge by the Los Angeles Lakers, the Rockets have continued to play well and still sit in the seventh seed in the West.

Realistically, Houston will rise no higher than sixth place in the West, ensuring a tough first-round matchup under any circumstances. However, there is still plenty of room for change in the competitive Western Conference, and the Rockets could potentially square off against any of the West’s top five teams, some more desirable than others. 

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