National Basketball Association playoffs 2018: Vegas favors Warriors to win series over Rockets

National Basketball Association playoffs 2018: Vegas favors Warriors to win series over Rockets

Game 1 is set for Monday at the Toyota Center, marking the first time the two teams have faced since January 20 in Oakland. Paul told ESPN, following the Rockets' Game 5 win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday nigth (May 8).

After the Clippers made first-round exits the past two seasons, Paul pushed for a trade to the Rockets to maximize his chances to win a championship.

Should this prediction come true and the Warriors win in seven games, that means they did it on the Rockets' home floor at the end.

The Rockets will meet Golden State after the Warriors closed out their series against the New Orleans Pelicans later Tuesday night. Rockets center Clint Capela outplayed him. The least expensive game of the series looks to be Game 2 in Houston, at $683, followed by Game 1 at Houston ($783).

We all know about the stars, but the supporting casts will be huge in this series.

It has been a season to remember for the Houston Rockets. That means the two teams will both have six days off after closing out their respective second-round series.

Houston lost to the Warriors 4-1 when they last reached the conference finals in 2015.

I would just say for James (Harden) and his crew, this is their moment. "And I like to get in my sweet spot and go to work".

"We are better than them".

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In order to slow down the Rockets' high-powered offense, Golden State will need to prevent their guards from getting penetration and making plays.

"We just advanced in another series which is an accomplishment, but that's not our main goal", Trevor Ariza said. I think all the experts think they have it figured out, and I don't think they do. On one hand, Durant, observed that "you just start thinking about unnecessary stuff" when a coach monitors a players' minutes with unpredictable rotations.

The defending National Basketball Association champions Warriors are favored in their Western Conference finals matchup against the Rockets.

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.

Taking down the defending champions is a daunting task.

"We felt like with James Harden in his prime and Chris Paul in his prime this gives us a real shot to chase the juggernaut teams that are out there", Morey said after the late June deal. The stage is now set for the Warriors to earn their fourth straight NBA Finals appearance.

Five months later, this clash of titans has finally arrived. Curry and Paul can go blow for blow while Harden and Klay Thompson do the same, and these games are going to be won around the perimeter.

"We love his intensity, and when it's channeled in productive plays, whether it's stuff that doesn't show up in the stats sheet, or if it does we really rely on that", Curry said. "We don't have to run around talking about how bad we want to play somebody". "We got a little exhausted and a little rattled and we didn't finish the game we wanted to", he added. If you're in the way of that, then you happen to be in the way. Add that to the fact that they kept dealing with injuries to key players and Playoff defence is a totally different animal and we can all gree we have no idea what we're getting in this matchup. You've got to go out there and play.