NBA report card: Grading the recent performances of three standout teams in the playoffs

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With the playoffs well and truly underway, the NBA's major players are beginning to assert themselves, while others' shortcomings are being ruthlessly exposed. Here are three teams who have experienced varying fortunes in the opening week of the playoffs. Houston Rockets (lead Utah Jazz 3-0) Grade - A If there was any doubt going into the playoffs about which team was the main threat to the Golden State Warriors emerging from the Western Conference, it has been completely eradicated. The Houston Rockets are resembling the team that took the champions to seven games in last season's conference finals and are on course for a mouth-watering rematch with the Warriors in the next round. Having ended

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