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Stephen A. Smith says Rockets can knock off anybody

Thursday on First Take, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman talk about the Rockets' big win over the Clippers on Wednesday night.

​Max still wants to see more from James Harden in the playoffs, but Stephen A. thinks the Rockets are the biggest threat to the Lakers and Clippers.

Check out the video above and see who you agree with most.

Composite photo by Jack Brame

The Rockets lost to the Spurs in double overtime on Tuesday night, and the biggest story of the game revolved around a missed call on a James Harden dunk. The Rockets are likely to file a protest over the game, but the team had many chances to beat the Spurs, despite the missed call.

ESPN 97.5's Charlie Pallilo discusses what really caused the Rockets to lose to the Spurs on Tuesday night, and what the Rockets have to do go moving forward to be considered a true contender.