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Rockets built to beat Warriors, but defending champs take talks in stride

12 May, 2018, 14:17 | Author: Christina Hansen
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The franchise with the most titles.

It certainly does not disappoint. All right, now let's get it. No longer is he playing alongside two stars.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Rockets to a win over the Jazz, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Expect to see Durant on him much of the time given his size and wingspan as well as reserve Kevon Looney, but it will be Capela's defense that will likely be the most important element of his game.

When the Warriors are healthy, "locked in", and eager to take on the occasion head-on, there isn't a team in the National Basketball Association that can stop them.

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Those NBA Finals victories over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were sandwiched around a seven-game loss to the Cavs in 2016. If Rozier, Brown and Tatum shoot well in this series and Horford can put his body on somebody inside, the Celtics can pull off what would feel like an upset, two-seed or not. He's fifth in playoff wins with 152, behind only Derek Fisher (161), Tim Duncan (157), Robert Horry (155) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (154).

Chris Paul is an ultra-intense competitor, often the most passionate player on the court. Golden State this season, with their last meeting being held on January 20 in which Houston claimed a 116-108 victory at the Toyota Center.

This is only the third Golden State-Houston playoff meeting, and all have come in the last four seasons. The Warriors are the favorite to win another championship with -150 odds. Not only is Golden State's SRS almost half of what it was the past few seasons, this year marks the first time since 2015 it is lower than its opponent.

"Obviously you want to build your team to beat the defending champs because that's usually how you've got to go to get a championship, the way you've got to go". Houston's net rating was 8.5, to 8.0 for the Warriors. Regardless, they could wind up adding to a recent trend. The last two games were played at Toyota Center.

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Stephen Curry is set to return in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday. Houston's best output was 113 in Game 3. Allen played in 171, and James has played in 228.

Tuesday, May 22: Houston at Golden State, 9 p.m. And with five days before Game 1, the anticipation will only grow - as will the opportunities for both sides to get their licks in.

That's even more pronounced in this round. All of the wins by both teams were on the road. Eastern for the start of the Eastern Conference Finals. The entity has the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on a collision course to meet in the finals for the fourth straight season. "Steve and Mike had an incredible and successful time together".

There's no games until Sunday, and there's no games in either series on May 17 and 18. Both teams had their full allotment of stars on January 20, when the Rockets beat the Warriors 116-108. No, this was CP3 at his finest; snaking the pick-and-roll, dominating from midrange, and in true form for this season, firing away from 3-point range.

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Celtics and Warriors: $1,646,226 each so far. Coach Brad Stevens is a huge part of the Celtics' success as he continues to find ways to get wins. When a team plays against Boston, they are playing against Celtic pride and history, which makes them such tough competitors.

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