WATCH: Houston Rockets Fans Optimistic About First Home Game Against San Antonio Spurs

The NBA playoff series between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs shifts to the Bayou City Friday.



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After two games in the second-round best-of-seven series, there's no clear favorite.

Yes, the Rockets unexpectedly blew out their Interstate-10 rival in the first game in San Antonio.

But the Spurs reciprocated in Game 2.

If you ask Houston fans, though, Friday's game is a done deal.

"Rockets," said Travon Fields, who was playing on the basketball court outside Toyota Center Friday afternoon. "Rockets are gonna win, regardless. Of course."

"Of course, the Houston Rockets are gonna win!" fan Jessica Fleming said.

And Mary Catherine Lewis said she was "real excited, Rockets are gonna do great!"

Maximiliano Barchiesi was visiting from Argentina and buying tickets for Sunday's game at Toyota Center.

He likes the Spurs because of Argentine player Manu Ginobili, but he thinks the home court will help the Rockets Friday night.

"They probably are stronger here," he said. "But who knows."

Gregory Muhammad and his son Malik think the series is going to be long.

"A lot of people were anticipating a sweep, since they (Rockets) won such a great win on the first game," the older Muhammad said. "So we don't think it's going to be a sweep, but it's going to be a seven-game series."

The second round series against the San Antonio Spurs shifts home to Toyota Center for the Houston Rockets.


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