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Warriors control second half to beat Rockets in Game 1: 3 takeaways

Warriors control second half to beat Rockets in Game 1: 3 takeaways

While a team conceivably would like the easiest path possible to the championship round, the Warriors reportedly were hoping to meet the Rockets in the playoffs.

I don't think it will be. And we knew that the Rockets would present a challenge for the Warriors when they came into Oracle Arena and defeated Golden State on opening night. The NBA world took notice to this new side of Klay. It's Houston's first trip since 2015 when Golden State won the series in five games.

The Warriors appeared to lose the ball in the back court after a long rebound, but no violation was called and Thompson sank a 3-pointer seconds later for a 106-96 edge with 3:55 to play, all-but sealing Houston's fate. Indeed, the series that starts tonight is the first one in which the Warriors don't have home-court advantage since 2014.

"They're a good team". While you can't expect huge numbers, Looney as scored at least 13.75 fantasy points in his last six games. He was playing with fire, considering another technical would have ended his night early, but he avoided a second and impacted the game in a number of ways outside of scoring. The Warriors aren't just a hard team to beat on the floor - they're a psychological threat. The Warriors will be waiting to strike in Game 1, but if the Rockets can win on Monday, it could give them a huge mental lift. An adversarial crowd greeted the Warriors during lineup introductions and throughout the game. If they win Game 1, that makes Game 2 a must-win for the Rockets. They're not going to win much if Luc Mbah a Moute and PJ Tucker (0-for-9) can't make a shot.

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Warriors' Andre Iguodala, $6,100: Like Green Iguodala is a stat stuffer that has the potential for a big game if he can hit his limited shooting opportunities.

Now the Rockets are left to regroup after losing their leg up in the homecourt advantage they worked all season for. The Boston Celtics are second in that category, besting their opponents by 5.5 points on three-pointers.

"That's what they thrive on". Both teams are among the league's best first-quarter teams. His team did just that.

Golden State might have earned the No.1 seed if Curry didn't miss a bulk of the season with injuries. From there, it was Golden State's turn to take brief control before James Harden and the Rockets stormed back to tie things up at halftime.


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