But now, you know, they got us. The Rockets won 65 games this regular season. Can the Warriors play tighter defense like they did against the Spurs against the Rockets or will they find themselves in another up and down the floor type of series here? Game 1 is May 14 at Toyota Center.
Curry, who returned for Game 2 after almost six weeks out with a knee injury, knocked down an open 3-pointer midway through the third and raised his hands to get the crowd going, then made another less than two minutes later. Come playoff time, the rookie played like a veteran. Harden, whose only trip to the Finals came with Oklahoma City in 2012 when the Durant-Russell Westbrook Thunder lost to Miami, had the worst finish of any star player in the 2017 playoffs in the second-round loss to San Antonio. In a match-up National Basketball Association fans have been looking forward to all season long, the Rockets will take on the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors.
Then again, the Rockets have been knocked out of the playoffs by Golden State two of the past three years.
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Despite Houston's compelling regular season, the question remains: will the Rockets' passion for eradicating their postseason nightmares be enough to unmask the Warriors seasoned starting five? It was a formula built to stop Golden State, but one that also took care of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Jazz in five games each.
"We've been hearing about that match-up all year", Durant told NBC Sports on Tuesday.
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.
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The Rockets point guard stepped up when his team needed him the most on Tuesday night, as James Harden was having an off game, as he only produced a performance of 18 points, going 1-of-7 from deep and four rebounds with four assists. With 15 consecutive wins at Oracle, the Warriors' crowd has a way of making runs cascade. He said, 'You get out the way. "Cute love story", James Harden joked.
"We've just got a great group of guys and one of the best teams I've been on in a long time", said forward Derrick Favors. "It throws a lot of these groups off, but for us, we've got a versatile group that can play different ways". This will be Chris Paul's first-career Conference Finals appearance, so that's (another) interesting storyline to keep an eye out for. During Game 5 last night, GS forward Draymond Green successfully eavesdropped on a Pelicans huddle and mostly got away with it.
Curry went 10 for 16 in 37 minutes playing his fourth game back from a sprained left knee he hurt March 23.
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