I agree, and it would still be a major accomplishment for role players having to take up the reins for their stars with every other team in the East coming into the playoffs virtually healthy.
Honestly, I feel far more confident about this Rockets team than any other in the last 20 or so years. They've broken a number of franchise records this season, including some set by the championship squads back in the 90s. They also play elite defense, which is something that has been a problem since Harden joined the Rockets (and even before), and they probably have the deepest roster in the league.
Harden's definitely taking home MVP, but I believe Chris Paul is the true leader of the team. He's been one of my favorite players in the NBA for years, and he's definitely my favorite Rocket.
"Think they can take out GSW?"
I feel they have as good a chance as they've ever had to do it for the reasons above. Outside of GS's starters, they have a noticeable lack of depth and they don't seem nearly as invincible as they used to, even as recent as last season. Personally, I think they were better before acquiring KD. That move cost them quite a bit of depth, and it's clear that team needs Curry in order to thrive. It's just that right now they're beating up on an ancient Spurs team that's stuck playing an antiquated style of basketball without their main player, so they look incredibly dominant without Steph. Whether the Rockets win or not, I see it going to 7 games, especially if the Rockets get M'Bah A Moute back in time. He will be a nightmare match up for Durant.