How Russell Westbrook's injury changes the Houston Rockets' playoff chances

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How much will Russell Westbrook's injury hurt the Houston Rockets' chances of beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the NBA playoffs? That series will set up the winner for a potential Western Conference second-round showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers.

An MRI Wednesday revealed a strained quad muscle for Westbrook, who's now expected to miss at least the start of the team's playoff series next week. How will the Rockets replace Westbrook and how much will they miss his presence?

Let's break it down and project the OKC-Houston series.