Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets 5/28/18, Prediction & Odds
29 May, 2018, 09:23 | Author: Austin Daniel
Yet another third-quarter blitz saved the Warriors' season on Monday night, when Golden State won the West and eliminated the Houston Rockets.
However, Golden State had started to defend better in the second quarter and they cranked up the intensity to the level fans had hoped to see in the second half - Houston scored 39 points in the first quarter and 47 combined in the final three. With the possibility of playing this game without Chris Paul, Harden might need to explode for 40 points or more.
Paul, a 13-year veteran who advanced to the conference finals for the first time in his career, has averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists during the postseason. After the break, Houston was outscored 64-25 and it only scored nine points in the fourth quarter. James Harden led the way with 32 points.
Team doctors will re-evaluate Paul on Monday, with the decision on his availability to be determined by tipoff. Throw in some awful defensive communication errors by the Warriors, and the Rockets were raining threes in the first half - 11-of-22, with Gordon going 4-of-4.
Paul's status will loom large over Game 7, but it may not mean anything if the Warriors finally play up to their potential.
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"So you never want to go to Game 7, but when you're down 3-2, you definitely want to do".
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Warriors guard Patrick McCaw, who returned on Saturday from a two-month absence caused by a lower-back injury, is listed as probable for Game 7. The team is in Houston for Game 7.
"Effort. Intensity. Passion", Thompson said of the Warriors' second-half surge.
Remember, the Rockets have now gone four straight games without breaking 100 points, and Harden appeared beaten in the fourth quarter Saturday where he went scoreless. Meanwhile, the Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss of more than 10 points and 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss.
The Warriors held no such pre-camp huddle - champions have what others want - yet knew that once the Rockets added Paul, Houston would be their toughest test since Durant signed up.
"The guy's a machine", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
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