This series has everything.
"We know they are a great team", Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said. "And we'll be ready for them". The Warriors steamrolled NOLA in Game 1 without Curry, and the two-time MVP's return in Game 2 gave Golden State a commanding 2-0 series lead.
"Obviously, they're a much different team this year with Chris Paul and many role players", Thompson said late Tuesday. The Rockets, meanwhile, are seeking their first trip back to the Finals since winning back-to-back titles in 1993-94 and 1994-95. So I think this is going to be a surprising season. "I'll continue to get better, continue to get my timing right, continue to get back to the normal rotation, the normal minutes I'm out there playing and hopefully won't look back".
"What we did, if we can stay healthy and keep our group together, I think we can be a really, really good team", Ingles said. The Rockets won 65 games this regular season.
"What did somebody say after?"
Paul had finally led Houston to safety in the fourth quarter, reeling off four three-pointers in a row before a brilliant pull-up jumper put Houston 107-98 ahead with just under two minutes to play.
"That's all fine and dandy in January".
"We know they are ready, and we'll be ready for them". Morey said that he'd like to see the Rockets get the No. 1 seed. Houston has been planning for this showdown for some time now, having built a team capable of competing with the Warriors.
Rockets star James Harden, who was kept quiet with a relatively modest haul of 18 points, paid tribute to Paul's performance. 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. Clint Capela finished with five blocks.
According to the Westgate Superbook (via ESPN.com), the Warriors are listed at -185 against the Rockets in seven games.
The Rockets went 2-1 during the regular season against the Warriors, including a road victory in their season-opener.
Taking down the defending champions is a daunting task.
Houston, Vegas has a problem with your Rockets.
It picked up in January, when the teams split a pair of games.
Utah may have lost in five games to the Rockets, but they certainly made things competitive.
He's scored more than 40 points in two of their 10 games, but he has an unspectacular true shooting percentage of 55.5% in the postseason and he's been held under 20 points twice in this year's playoff run. The disappointing part is this usually means the younger generation of fans want to know how great those players were.
It should matter a little who the Warriors play. "You see when you let the dog off the leash what happens".
"However, we got them. Now?"