But what is surprising is that this team is playing its best basketball in years and making a serious run at the NBA finals betting odds without superstar center Yao Ming. Yao went down with a season ending injury a month ago and ever since the team has seemed to improve it’s NBA finals betting chances.
NBA finals betting odds makers would likely have dismissed any chance that this team would make the NBA finals betting without the talented big man. But so far the opposite has been true and the Rockets have been almost unbeatable as they fight for a birth in the NBA finals betting odds. While the team is still awfully talented without the seven-foot Chinese import, most NBA finals betting odds fans would assume Houston would be sunk without his inside game. But big man Luis Scola has been a revelation and one of the key pieces to this team not only being included in the NBA finals betting odds discussion but also considered one of the favorites by NBA finals betting experts.
The Argentine has played like a man possessed and has helped Rockets fans forget about the loss of Yao and instead focus on the hunt for a place in the NBA finals betting odds. As late as January NBA finals betting odds makers had all but written off the Rockets NBA finals betting hopes. Without Yao it seemed like a mediocre team at best, but then the team went on a remarkable 22-game win streak and got the attention of NBA finals betting odds fans everywhere.
If Scola can keep up the solid all-around play and the team’s defense can continue to shut down opponent’s top players this will be one of the best teams in the race for a spot in the NBA finals betting odds. And don’t forget about Tracy McGrady the most talented player in the NBA never to play in an NBA finals betting odds game. He is still one of the best players in the league and he shows up for the playoffs, this team has just as good a shot at playing in the NBA finals betting odds as any.