I still think this is the best matchup of any series in Round 1. Each team was playing well enough to be in the Western Conference finals.
Game 1 had me watching on the edge of my seat with exciting plays, great individual efforts (mostly by Tracy McGrady) and Houston's dominating play for most of the game. The game plan couldn't have been better. The veterans made plays in the fourth quarter after letting their star, McGrady, set the tone earlier. This has the makings of a great and long series.