Rivers likes West

Doc Rivers is impressed with the West.

Rivers assessed the best teams in the NBA after tonight’s game with Dallas, and all of them hail from the opposing conference.

“I don’t think there is a favorite,” said Rivers. “I really don’t. I think [Dallas] is one of them. I still think San Antonio because of defense, size. And they’ve done it. They’re a team in the West that has actually won it. Phoenix [is in the hunt]. And a team that no one talks about is Houston, who I wouldn’t want to play either … I haven’t seen a big difference with those four teams. Houston came in that night here (a 111-80 Rockets win on March 7), and I don’t know if I’ve seen a better team in one stretch.”

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