Rockets to face Trail Blazers in first round of playoffs
Houston — The Rockets still cannot be certain where their first-round playoff series will begin, but they know who will be waiting when they get there.
The Portland Trail Blazers held on to beat the Golden State Warriors, 119-117, in overtime Sunday in Portland, clinching at least the fifth seed and a first-round matchup against the Rockets.
The Rockets would take homecourt advantage with a win Monday against San Antonio or Wednesday in New Orleans, or with a Portland loss on Wednesday to the Clippers.
For more go to the Houston Chronicle.