Re: TORONTO RAPTORS ARE THE SECOND BEST TEAM IN THE EAST DISCUSSION THREAD
I just don't see the Rockets style of play translating to success. They have a terrible coach and they live and die by the 3 ball. They've been mediocre defensively to start the season and tbh I don't really see them getting that much better defensively. I know you can point to Dwight's Orlando teams and how they lived and died by the 3 but still had some deep playoff runs but the difference between those teams and Houston is, Orlando had one of the best coaches in the league and the Magic were elite defensively. Even teams like the Warriors & Spurs right now that rely a lot on the 3-ball, they're elite defensively.
Like Punked Up said, I think the Rockets will get picked apart in the playoffs if they run into a good defensive team, which they more than likely will.