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Warriors shoot down Rockets in game one

Warriors shoot down Rockets in game one

The Warriors, who are the second seed in the West, opened a playoff series away from Oracle Arena for the first time since 2014 when they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 4-3 in the opening round.

The season series showed that these two teams are quite evenly matched.

It didn't take long for the Western Conference finals to get physical.

The scouting report on the Warriors is in some ways pretty simple. They move people. They are outstanding defensively.

Finally, the time has come for the two best teams to face each other in a matchup that will crown a king of the National Basketball Association. Simply put, the Warriors are a juggernaut.

The Cavs and Celtics are meeting in the Conference finals for the second year in a row, but the teams are nearly both completely different than last year's lineups. They can throw Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston at James Harden all game long to throw Harden out of his rhythm on offense. They've owned the Rockets in the past. Unless something changes the momentum of this series, the Celtics should go ahead 2-0.

That lineup had a relatively underwhelming regular season, but outscored the New Orleans Pelicans by an incredible 54 points in 54 minutes in the last series.

These are both tough series to call, but such is the playoffs. The Rockets rely far more heavily on isolations than any other team in the league in large part because of Harden's effectiveness.

No, if you need to pinpoint the root of the Warriors' underachieving 58-win regular season, you should look toward this team's general sense of apathy and disinterest. But unlike Harden, he had more than just a little help from his friends. But offseason additions Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J.

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"It's going to be a fight", Capela said. Capela is on a tear in this postseason, and his offensive rim-running will test a Warriors squad that is thin up front.

With 41 points, seven assists, and four rebounds, it is safe to say that Rockets guard James Harden absolutely brought his "A" game. Houston has no one who can adequately defend him - Paul was capable at one point, but in recent years it has seemed like an extreme mismatch - and once Curry gets cooking he has an effect on all of the players around him that can be outdone only by LeBron James. Paul's historically excellent individual playoff stats have been undermined by his lack of team success in the postseason.

Offensively, there's no one better.

Durant wasn't happy with coach Steve Kerr when he took him out in late in the third quarter and loudly asked his coach why he was putting him on the bench. While Curry is nowhere close to a turnstile on the defensive end, however, he is nowhere close to CP3 on that end of the floor. The Rockets are among one of the favorites to win the entire competition, but that Warriors are back on their game.

That has been my Warriors take since the middle of last season, when it became clear that the first half of 2015-16 wasn't walking through that door anytime soon.

"However, we got them. Now?"

There's a reason the Warriors posted odd 29-12 records both home and away this campaign - these regular-season nihilists consistently needed some provocation to play their best. Everything from Score Props, Players Props, Team Props, and more.

Houston Rockets fans - can you believe it?

The highly anticipated Western Conference Finals get underway tonight with Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.


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