Rockets and Jazz had the NBA's best records (POR was tied for second-best) and best net ratings after the All-Star break. In a lot of yrs, this would be more of a second-round or perhaps even a conference finals matchup as opposed to first round meeting.
Russell Westbrook is one 3 players ever to average a triple-double during a single postseason. The Jazz had the NBA's best scoring margin (+10.8) from the All-Star break until the end of the regular season. Oklahoma City hosts Utah for Game 1 of their first round series.