NBA Playoffs 2018: From Stephen Curry’s health to Cavs’ defense, highlighting each team’s biggest concern

The NBA playoffs tip off Saturday with the first game slated being San Antonio at Golden State at 3 p.m. ET. While you might be able to get away with some flaws in the regular season, the postseason is a different story. Teams will be gearing up to highlight one another’s weaknesses. Here is the biggest area of concern for all 16 playoff teams.

Western Conference

Houston Rockets

  • Too much iso ball

For all the Rockets’ offensive greatness, there really isn’t much to it. They put shooters around the arc, they put the ball in the hands of James Harden and Chris Paul, and they get out of the way. It’s genius in its simplicity, but at the same time, if and when a team figures out a scheme to force the ball out of Harden’s hands, if only for stretches before Houston re-adjusts, and some of the shooters go cold at the wrong time, the Rockets don’t really have a collective offensive counter. Chances are, Paul and Harden will be as great at single-handedly creating offense as they’ve been all season. But if they’re not, where does Houston go?

Golden State Warriors

  • Stephen Curry’s health

It’s not going to matter against San Antonio, but without Curry at close to 100 percent, Golden State is just not the same team. He says he

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