Portland when they're on is probably the best offensive team in the league, but at their best they're also mediocre defensively. Houston has the muscle to slow them down and the firepower to strike back at them.
I expect the blazers to put up a fight, but they've been running out of gas since January and the rockets have been slowly gaining steam.
Prediction: in 6
Key matchup: Wes Matthews vs. James Harden. One of the NBA's premier 3-D guys against the top overall SG in the game. Any chance of Portland winning the series hinges on Matthews's ability to contain Harden.