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Gear up for the playoffs, Rockets fans

The Houston Rockets huddles up against the Memphis Grizzlies (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Houston Rockets huddles up against the Memphis Grizzlies (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Every person in Houston should be paying close attention to the Rockets, because this year’s team has a very good chance at winning it all.

Dear Rockets Fans,
My name is Michael Brown, and I am a die hard Rockets fan. I have spent my entire life being a Rockets fan, and I have something to express to all of you. This year’s Rockets team has everything that it takes to win the NBA Championship. With only six games left in the regular season, it is time that the fans get geared up for the playoffs.

I can understand that the typical basketball fan may not get really into their team until the playoffs begin, but that time has come for Red Nation. In today’s NBA, there are very few teams that the talking heads of the national media give a legitimate chance to win the title, and the Rockets are certainly one of those teams.

If you have not taken the time to witness the absolutely ridiculous season that James Harden is having, you really should take the rest of the regular season to become a witness to his greatness.

Per ESPN, James is averaging 36.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. It is hard to fathom that he could have a better season than last year, but somehow, he has.

When you talk to most NBA fans, one of the first things that come out of their mouths is, “When is someone going to beat those Warriors?” The argument can be made that this Rockets team is the league’s best chance to de-thrown them as the best in the west. Per ESPN, the Rockets have won 3 of the 4 contests this season against the Warriors, while scoring 100 plus points in each of the games.

Headed into the season, most fans were worried about the losses of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute. Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey, has pulled off the incredible additions of Danuel House Jr., Kenneth Faried, and Austin Rivers. When the team started 11-14, I for one, was incredibly nervous about how the rest of the season would turn out.

With the performance of the MVP James Harden and the help of these additions, we are now staring down a potential Western Conference finals rematch with the Warriors. Hats off to you, Daryl Morey!

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I implore Red Nation to get geared up for the playoffs because your Houston Rockets have a real shot at becoming World Champions and they absolutely deserve to have their fans firmly behind them for the rest of the way. GO ROCKETS!!!

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