Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets, 5-14-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets, 5-14-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Insane to think about it, but Paul has never seen a Conference Finals either.

This series has everything. But Draymond Green, who had 19 points, came up with two crucial late scores to see the Warriors home safely.

These two teams met three times this season, with Houston winning two of the three meetings.

"He's gotten to the point where he's a legitimate threat on both sides of the floor and I think he's somebody that might make it that you might have to stay big if you're Golden State", Griffin said. He's shooting 48.5 percent from the field and the Rockets have won eight of their last 10.

"You have to be nearly ideal in what you do and we weren't good enough to overcome the level of talent they have on the court".

"He went out there and took over the game", James Harden said. They believe they're much better suited to match up with Golden State this time around, but know it won't be easy to dethrone the defending champions. "Even in the beginning of the year when I got here, it was just thinking a lot, trying to be ideal, trying to make the right play rather than just being aggressive, so I'm continuing to watch film, working out with the coaches and finding myself again slowly". "Especially for an opportunity like he's never had before, he went to go get it".

"We are better than them". Mitchell was injured on that play and grabbed his left leg. He scored or assisted on 29 of the Jazz's 32 points in that quarter.


13 years since being drafted as the fourth overall pick in the 2005 National Basketball Association draft, Houston Rockets superstar Chris Paul will finally compete in the Western Conference Finals for the first time.

Golden State averages 17.7 points per game from Cuts and 14.8 points per game from Off Screens. Golden State has struggled at times to score off the dribble this postseason averaging only 0.72 points per Pick & Roll Ball Handler possession and 0.79 points per Isolation possession, down from the 0.96 and 0.95 points per possession they scored during the regular season respectively. Warriors have the slight edge here as they are the better defensive team, but Rockets can lock down when they need to as well. General manager Dennis Lindsey says the team will be focused on internal improvements first during the offseason.

Five months later, this clash of titans has finally arrived. That means the two teams will both have six days off after closing out their respective second-round series. We want to win another championship, and don't matter who is in the way of that. "You see when you let the dog off the leash what happens". Game one begins on Monday and we can only hope to get a competitive and entertaining series.

Paul was instrumental in building a halftime advantage for the Rockets, snapping a 43-all tie with two free throws before drilling consecutive 3s inside the final minute of the first half.

Sefolosha, who arrived from the Atlanta Hawks ahead of the season, expanded on the relationship between himself and Mitchell: "I just try to talk to him about different aspects of the game, whether it's in between the lines or whether it's outside of the court".

It's all we've been asking for.

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