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Vegas Lists Golden State As Favorite Over Rockets In Western Conference Finals

10 May, 2018, 14:24 | Author: Hannah Francis
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"So you know, I try not to look at those games but we kind of know, they know what we do and we know what they do".

Mitchell, his left foot still in a walking boot after Utah was eliminated in the second round at the hands of the Houston Rockets, said he'll travel to Europe with teammate Ekpe Udoh to attend the EuroLeague final four in Belgrade, Serbia, this summer.

Game 1 tips off Monday in Houston at 6:00 p.m. 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. When it's May and buckets are hard to come by and everyone is running on fumes, you need a superstar to take over the game. Kevin Durant added 24 points, six rebounds plus seven assists, Klay Thompson finished with 23 and Draymond Green chipped in 19 points, 14 boards plus nine assists.

Donovan Mitchell, the 13th overall pick, logged in 20.5 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.5 steals. They will now play against the Golden State Warriors in the Conference Finals after accomplishing a 4-1 series win.

Then again, the Rockets have been knocked out of the playoffs by Golden State two of the past three years.

Even with all that in mind, Houston still has to go out and beat the Warriors four times in a seven-game series, something no other team has done since Durant's arrival in the Bay.




The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are no strangers. If that line holds, it will mark the seventh game this season in which Golden State has been an underdog. With 15 consecutive wins at Oracle, the Warriors' crowd has a way of making runs cascade.

The Rockets run a revival of the ultimate two-man show with Chris Paul and James Harden posing as the league's most unexpected - yet lucrative - backcourt.

But now we get the matchup we've been waiting for.

No. 1 Houston Rockets (65-17) vs. The point guard played a crucial role in helping them make a fourth straight Western Conference final. But Durant is confident that the reigning champions seeking their fourth straight National Basketball Association finals appearance have a team versatile enough to adapt to the challenges posed by the Rockets. "Teams like to shoot a lot of threes and get up and down the floor", he said.

The Warriors guard has since started all the games and said after Game 4 that he was slowly but surely getting his timing back. "I think that if we're doing what we're supposed to do on defense - all the switches, the weak side - and keep playing our offense by keeping that mentality all game long, we have the weapons to beat them".

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