Originally Posted by brantonli
But Deron Williams and Derek Fisher might totally abuse Alston.
Count on it. Utah's points are 50 times better than Houstons.
Deron will average 20-10-2-2
Okur can nuetralize Yao. Both can have at least one 30 point game. Both might have only a ten point game. Neither of them can defend the other. Both are average rebounders.
Look to Utah to be very physical with Yao when Okur sits down. I'm not positive but i am pretty sure Yao will play more. He will take some hard fouls from Collins and Aruajo just to test his heart and will. I am pretty sure he will pass that test but it might wear him out for late game guarding of Okur, Mr. clutch.
Boozer can punish Houston.
T-mac can punish Utah.
Utah's bench will DESTROY Houston's bench. Count on it.
Harpring, Girecek, Millsap will all have multiple big games. They are too smart and disciplined.
Kirelinko will not play worse than he is now, he is very capable of playing much better.
Sloan and Van Gundy is a draw. Although Sloan is way more experienced with playoff basketball.
Utah has Homecourt,barring some strange happening, it's a tough place to play. Utah's fans are going to explode, they haven't seen playoff ball in a few years now, after 20 straight appearances.
I am betting on Kirelinko and T-mac to miss at least one game due to injury.
That said i am picking Utah in 6, wouldn't be surprised to see 7, wouldn't be surprised to see Houston take it. T-mac and Yao will have to play inspired ball the whole series though and I don't see it happening.
It is going to be some seriously good fun either way.