Warriors Clinch Finals Berth By Downing Rockets

Warriors Clinch Finals Berth By Downing Rockets

Warriors Clinch Finals Berth By Downing Rockets

"With that being said, Houston, the majority of the (conference finals) series, they did a very good job defensively following game plan discipline". Kevin Durant scored 34 points, Curry sparked another third-quarter turnaround, and the Warriors earned a fourth straight trip to the National Basketball Association finals by beating the Houston Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. He has averaged 34 points, 9.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game in the playoffs. May 29 11:00 PM Brian and Michael reflect on missed opportunities in Game 7 and what could have been in the NBA Finals for the Celtics.

When he spoke of how the Cavaliers need LeBron James to be great and must shoot "lights out" from the three-point line, he meant that was what they would require "to have a chance to win a game". "They have the best player in the world".

The Warriors swept their two regular-season meetings with the Cavaliers, winning by seven at home on Christmas Day (without Curry) and prevailing by 10 in Cleveland about three weeks later.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked that he had considered resigning before his team bounced back from a disastrous first half performance to reach the NBA Finals on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). But the Warriors proved that they are exactly what their team's name implies, taking the decisive game seven in Houston 101-92. In 2017, Golden State reclaimed the title. It's a small sample size, but when Love scores at least 20 points this postseason, Cleveland is 3-1.

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The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers face each other in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year, and this latest installment could be the most one-sided affair of them all. They can win without him, but it certainly makes it tougher.

This is the fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals where James' team is considered an underdog, but the odds makers have less faith than ever. But the two meshed nicely and helped the Rockets to a 3-2 lead in the conference finals before Paul's season ended with a hamstring injury in Game 5. Cleveland is an inferior defensive team to Houston, and Durant should have more opportunities to make things happen, both for himself and for his teammates.

Even he won't be able to save the Cavs this time.

But having come so far this year, the Rockets are determined to bounce back next season and go one better.

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