Warriors favored over Rockets, who have home court

Warriors favored over Rockets, who have home court

"So you know, I try not to look at those games but we kind of know, they know what we do and we know what they do". The two were crucial in the win against the Jazz, allowing the team to advance to the Western Conference Finals.

The verbal jousts between the Warriors and Rockets go back to the preseason, with Green questioning Houston's commitment to defense. Houston set a franchise record with 65 victories in the regular season, went 2-1 against the Warriors in games that were hyped at the time though seem meaningless now, and has the likely MVP in James Harden. But after missing almost six weeks with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, Curry clocked in for four games of the second round against the Pelicans. I think the people will have a great time watching that series, because you have great players out there.

Stephen Curry: 28 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds.

The Rockets actually won the regular season series between the two sides, 2-1, but Golden State is the defending champions and has won two of the last three National Basketball Association titles. The price grew to Warriors -190 in just two hours after it posted.

The Jazz, playing without their two top point guards (the injured Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum), gamely stayed in the game even after star Donovan Mitchell was injured in the fourth quarter.




In Paul's 10 seasons after his two OKC years, he averaged 10.2 assists per game but became a sympathetic figure. The Warriors Community Foundation will donate $15,000 to the charity Durant chose, Oakland Elizabeth House, which provides residences to women and children who have been homeless or faced violence or addiction. Half a minute into the fourth quarter, Paul made a 3-point shot to cut into Utah's five-point lead, and CP3 finished the quarter by making all four of his 3-point shots, including the backbreaker - a banked-in 26-footer that gave Houston a 105-96 lead with 2:30 left in the game.

The Rockets had earlier booked their place in the Conference Finals with a 112-102 win over the Utah Jazz to also take their series 4-1.

"We want to win another championship", Green said, "and it don't matter who's in the way of that". When the teams were healthy, Houston prevailed: they rallied for a 122-121 win on the road on Opening Night and then won the final meeting in late January.

On Tuesday night, with Harden struggling, Chris Paul showed that he is the extra superstar that Houston was previously missing. "Teams like to shoot a lot of threes and get up and down the floor", he said.

"Just understanding what it is I can do to get better", he said. He played 37.4 minutes per game.

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