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Warriors fans face tough choice in Lakers-Rockets series

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Warriors fans watching the NBA playoffs have been presented with a difficult quandary. Which team between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers do Golden State fans want to see advance to the Western Conference Finals?

After five straight seasons winning the West, the Warriors went from first to last in 2019-20, finishing the abbreviated season with a 15-50 record. So which team would Warriors fans rather see in the Western Conference Finals?

Warriors reporter Kerith Burke posed the question on Twitter, and got some interesting responses.

Plenty of people flat out refuse to support either team, as the Rockets have been eliminated from the playoffs by the Warriors in three of the past four postseasons in controversial series. But the Lakers historically always have had a rivalry with the Warriors as the two most successful NBA franchises in California, not to mention the Lakers' star now is LeBron James, who faced the Warriors in four of the past five NBA Finals.

But some had compelling reasons for choosing one side or the other …

The series begins on Friday night from the bubble in Orlando.