Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Warriors Playoff Scouting Report: Houston Rockets Guards

NBA playoff MVPs – Ranking LeBron, Harden, Durant and more stars Warriors favored over Rockets, who have home court
Eugene Bates | 10 May, 2018, 14:26

The Jazz won 29 of their final 35 regular-season games to claim a playoff spot. 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?

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. But it did take a little while longer this time. The Warriors facing the Rockets has been a match up that has been spoken off on numerous occasions during the regular season and it has come to fruition after the top two seeds in the West made it to the finals after their 4-1 victories over the Pelicans and Utah Jazz respectively.

Thompson hit back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the first to put Golden State up 17-10, the second right in front of his own bench as teammates erupted in celebration.

But before we examine the next series, lets take a look at Houston's last game.

His Rockets' next challenge is the Golden State Warriors. Golden State broke open a close game with a 36-19 bulge in the third quarter to go up 20: the Pelicans couldn't draw closer than seven the rest of the way. "What'd he say? Yeah, you've got to play the game now", Green said with a laugh. "It didn't because of the guys we got in our locker room and in our coaching staff".

Green had another superb all-around night on both ends with 19 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two blocked shots.

Paul is coming off of possibly the best game of his career as he dropped 41 points and 10 assists on the Jazz with 7 rebounds and 0 turnovers as the Rockets clinched a berth in the Conference Finals.

Obviously the Jazz biggest success story was Mitchell, who became the first rookie in 13 years to lead a playoff team in scoring.

The clip includes the faces of James Harden (Uncle Phil), Chris Paul (Fresh Prince) and other Rockets players superimposed on cast members from an episode of Fresh Prince. He said, 'You get out the way.

Tucker finished 5 of 7 from behind the arc and helped the Rockets overcome pedestrian efforts from MVP candidate James Harden, who totaled 18 points on 7-of-22 shooting, and Eric Gordon, who missed 6 of 8 shots and had five points. "I don't know what it's supposed to feel like, but we've still got a lot of work to do". The 33-year-old's game-winning display left him contemplating his first career appearance in a Conference Finals. It went five games.

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