It's time for a renewal.
Houston Rex wanted another chance of the Golden State Warriors, and they got it. In the first two Warriors with Kevin Durant, no team bought them on the ropes much like the missiles that participated in the final of the conference last year, when Houston held a 3-2 series with a game 6 at home.
The "racquets" led 17 points in game 6 and lead 15 points in game 7, but could not finish the job. Now they have a second chance as well as Chris Paul is healthy.
Warriors have a court advantage this year, although rockets were waiting in the Bay area while the champs were playing 6 in Los Angeles on Friday night.
Here are some statistical comments to make you ready for the semifinals in the semifinals, with links to let you dive in and explore more. Game 1 is Sunday at 3:30 ET on ABC.
Pace = Hold for 48 minutes
OffRtg = points earned per 100 properties
DefRtg = Points allowed per 100 properties
NetRtg = point differentials per 100 assets