- The Rockets will win the game and advance to the next round.
- Yao Ming will score less than 20 points, but he will be efficient on both ends of the court and contribute significantly to the win.
- Ron Artest will not try to take over the game more than a couple of times.
- Aaron Brooks will not have many assists, but will not make many stupid plays either.
- Kyle Lowry will run the team well, but will not score many points.
- Shane Battier will hold Brandon Roy to 24 points or less on less than 45% shooting.
- Luis Scola will outscore Lamarcus Aldridge.