Trail Blazers set for first round series vs Rockets
Point guards and big men figure to be the central players in both teams' bench production. The Blazersí Mo Williams and Houstonís Jeremy Lin will play the most, while Rockets big man Omer Asik figures to play an intricate role in how Houston defends.
Portlandís big-man rotation is somewhat a mystery entering the series, as Joel Freeland played only the season finale since missing 29 games with a right knee sprain. Before the injury, Freeland was a solid contributor, but while he rehabilitated the knee, Thomas Robinson assumed the backup role, with mixed results.