Hosts Zach Zola (@ZachZola1) and Itamar Roitman (@Itamar1710) recap the Rockets’ first bubble loss, trying to find some positives in a hard fought game against the Trail Blazers. The two then preview Thursday’s matchup with the Lakers, in what could potentially be a semi-finals sneak peek.

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