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14 March 2018, 02:11 | Henrietta Morgan
The Houston Rockets have the best chances out of all NBA teams to win the Finals this season, according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index.
Kyle Lowry poured in 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 23 points to lead Toronto. Dwane Casey's decision for the Raptors to play with more pace and take more 3's has paid off.
BPI is created to predict a team's performance for the rest of the season.
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The Raptors are an NBA-best 15-1 since February 2, and one of the main reasons has been bench production.
The third seed and the 10th seed in the west are only separated by 3.5 games. The win clinched the season series since they defeated Houston 129-113 on November 14 as well. They have won 14 of 15, recently topped the league's best Houston Rockets, and if it weren't for a missed foul call on a Jonas Valanciunas dunk, would be undefeated since February 1st.
The Rockets, Warriors and Pelicans had their lengthy winning streaks slashed last week.
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