On top of that, the Rockets won two of three games against the Warriors during the regular season, when the Warriors were the favorites in all three.
Today, however, we received further statistical proof that this Houston Rockets team will be unlike anything the Warriors have seen before. The Rockets-Warriors series in just 60 seconds Paul said he and Daryl Morey were talking after the game about the trade and how he had chance to opt in to his contract, which is why the Rockets were able to get Tucker on the team. But after missing almost six weeks with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, Curry clocked in for four games of the second round against the Pelicans. But it did take a little while longer this time.
Meanwhile, the second-seeded Warriors finished the regular season with a 58-24 record and also made quick work of their early round opponents this playoffs, ending the seasons of the Spurs (4-1) and Pelicans (4-1). Despite 34 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks from Anthony Davis in his best game of the series, the Big 4 were too much for the Pellies.
The Warriors are looking to become the fifth franchise in National Basketball Association history to reach the Finals in at least four straight seasons. The odds grew to Golden State -190 in the first two hours after it had posted.
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 28 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and was one of five Warriors scoring in double digits. Recently, Mitchell revealed that he intends to take his game to the next level by watching all 97 games from the season prior to the September workout.
He's scored more than 40 points in two of their 10 games, but he has an unspectacular true shooting percentage of 55.5% in the postseason and he's been held under 20 points twice in this year's playoff run.
Durant also spoke about the tough challenge the Houston Rockets will present during the Western Conference Finals. With 15 consecutive wins at Oracle, the Warriors' crowd has a way of making runs cascade. "Anything could happen, but this is the match-up, and both teams are looking forward to going up and competing and having some fun", he said. "Timing can still get a little better with the ball, things like that, when you start to get so excited.I continue to get better, continue to get my timing right and continue to get back to the normal rotations, normal, you know, minutes that I'm out there playing, and hopefully won't look back". This is Paul's first taste of the conference finals and after seeing his performance against the Jazz in Game 5, you know that he's hungry and feels he has something to prove. He played 37.4 minutes per game. "What'd he say? Yeah, you've got to play the game now", Green said with a laugh. During Game 5 last night, GS forward Draymond Green successfully eavesdropped on a Pelicans huddle and mostly got away with it.