Published: Mon, May 13, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Western Conference finals schedule

Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Western Conference finals schedule

Fast forward to this season, in which the Rockets beat Golden State three out of four times in the regular season.

Green went to bat for his entire team after their 118-113 win on Friday night, which isn't surprising considering virtually every player who saw the court stepped up in some fashion. Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals is scheduled to tip-off on Tuesday in Oakland. Still, they have plenty of talent as they continue their journey toward a three-peat. Now, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum will try to do what no team in the West has been able to do since 2014: take down the Warriors.

Houston and Golden State had nearly identical stats. Games on TNT and NBA TV can be streamed via fuboTV (try it for free).

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"Liverpool came out yesterday with one of the great wins in soccer history". In fact, when they were matched up with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round, nearly everyone picked them to lose. And once again, Rockets GM Daryl Morey took to Twitter, like he has the last four years, to congratulate the Warriors.

Steph and the Warriors are looking for their fifth consecutive finals appearance, their third straight title, and fourth in the last five years.

With the Rockets trailing 107-104 following a driving layup from James Harden, Thompson nailed a 3-pointer with 36.1 seconds remaining to clinch the series for the Warriors. "I always have", Lacob said of Thompson. Perhaps that's fitting though, with big roster changes, including a potential Durant departure - likely in the summer. Thompson also brought his "A" game, adding 27 points of his own. And in fact, the Blazers' duo can make an argument that they've been better during the course of these playoffs.

The Warriors prevailed in the finale of the best-of-seven series despite playing without their leading scorer this postseason, Kevin Durant, sidelined due to a calf injury.

Whichever team wins the backcourt battle will likely win the series. The Warriors' point guard offered to stick to half a court but Paul wasn't having it. Curry was kicked off the Toyota Center court.

However, those numbers come with plenty of context. Released in November of 2015, after the Warriors won the first championship of this era and in the middle of their record-setting win streak to start the season, these old Curry's were a glimpse into his mindset. "They're just terrific people".

The Warriors are not a deep team, and both Curry and Klay Thompson have struggled at times during the postseason. They've done it now so many times. The lead grew to 77-60 before Golden State got going.

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