Hosts Lachard Binkley (@HTOWN4LIFE40) and Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) preview the upcoming first round contest between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, hitting on initial thoughts about the series, how the team will look without Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon’s importance and the role he plays in Russ’ absence, series predictions and more.

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