Friday, 21 September, 2018

Warriors take crucial Game 1 over Rockets in Western Conference Finals

Rockets have last best chance to put stop to Warriors dynasty Modal Trigger James Harden and Kevin Durant Getty Images AP
Mandy Jefferson | 15 May, 2018, 15:29

When asked in the postgame if he can remember ever having so many completely uncontested looks from 3-point range in a game, Thompson shoots back, "In the playoffs... not too many". We already know the Warriors are good at this but the Rockets have got to better. Tucker, Gerald Green, Nene any and all of them got hands put on them by Durant as the Warriors ran away with a 119-106 Game 1 victory at Houston's Toyota Center.

While Kerr had joked about the concept of taking the Warriors as underdogs, D'Antoni brushed off the idea that his team was the favorite during his pregame news conference.

Kevin Durant in action in game one. Due to his ball dominant ways, Paul only accounted for three more assists. Durant produced an answer each time in the first three quarters. That was enough bring the Warriors within one, 30-29, before the quarter ended.

Most of the stars came ready to play.

"He was ready for tonight", Curry said.

Kerr acknowledged that he should have left him in at that point and raved about his performance after his fourth 30-point game this postseason.

The Warriors were up 85-72 when Durant went to the bench. The Warriors capitalized on Houston's 16 turnovers, which they converted into 17 points. "But that's the best part about it".

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"I like where we are", Kerr said.

The Rockets stood more of a chance to guard Durant in this series than the Pelicans, but that still wasn't much of a chance. Like pretty much every team in the league, they have no answer to the problems he can cause.

Paul has never reached a conference final and neither James Harden nor D'Antoni has a championship either. "He's what, 6-11? He can shoot over anybody".

It's finally here! The Western Conference Finals get underway this evening after almost a week since both teams played. It seems as though he's picked up right where he left off as well, and if he keeps rolling like this, the Warriors are going to be tough to take down. It's Houston's first trip since 2015 when Golden State won the series in five games. The eye test shows the same thing.

Klay Thompson is averaging 21.8 points with a 45.6 field goal shooting percentage so far in these playoffs.

"We always need him to stay aggressive like that", Green said.

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