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After losing Game 2 of their series against the Warriors, the Rockets could be in trouble. Not playing their best basketball, Golden State managed to win a second consecutive game, and one that could make all the difference. Despite the idea of an NBA playoff series not starting until the home team loses, according to PlayoffStatus.com, Houston has a measly 7% chance of making it to the Finals. It’s exceedingly rare that a team comes back from a 0-2 hole. Hence, the Warriors have a projected 93% chance of winning the series.

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Photo: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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In fact that assessment may be a little bit generous for Houston. Teams that fall behind 2-0 in a best-of-seven series have lost 252 of 268 times (94%).

After such an epic comeback against the Clippers, could the Rockets do it again? Of course it’s possible, but the Warriors could be too much to handle. As the NBA’s best regular season team, they know how to win. Solid defense and an overwhelming ability to shoot three-pointers are what has helped them get this far, and it shouldn’t change now.

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Photo: Cary Edmonson-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Rockets going to win a game in this series, or has Golden State demoralized them? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Landin Murphy covers the NBA for MFST, and you can follow him on Twitter @Landinfitness.

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