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Rockets’ Tilman Fertitta: NBA return could provide great distraction

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Fertitta likes the Rockets’ title chances

The Houston Rockets’ owner added that the Rockets have buy-and-large been one of the better teams in the NBA this season, and noted that they’ve been able to secure victories against some of the best teams in the league.

“I think our team is as good as any team in the NBA on our best nights. We’ve always done well playing the better teams in the league. It’s been an unusual year that we’ve lost some games that we don’t think we should’ve lost but yet we beat alot of really good teams.” Fertitta later added, “I think we have as good a chance to sneak in there and win this title as there is of any team.”

The Rockets’ struggles this season came against non-contending teams, while they’ve been able to secure wins against each of the top seeds in the West, in the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers. To that point, 12 of the Rockets’ 24 losses came against teams below .500, which is surely part of what Fertitta is referring to.

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But one thing we can all agree on is about being excited to see the NBA get back started up, and especially for the Rockets, as we’ve seen James Harden and Eric Gordon slim down, which should be scary for the rest of the league.

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