Game 1 in 60 seconds: Fans agree Rockets must stop Kevin Durant

Lynette Rowe
May 15, 2018

"I think he's going to get even better as the series goes on, which is good for us", Kerr said of Curry. While they had success against Golden State in-season, the playoffs are another beast altogether If they were going to get it done this time, they needed everyone to bring their "A" game.

In the most anticipated game of the season, The Golden State Warriors took Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston on Monday night, taking back home court advantage, beating the Rockets 119-106 behind a 37 performance by KD.

Any advantage over the Warriors is precarious.

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The Rockets did take two of three games from the Warriors in the regular season, but as Green and Durant touched on, the playoffs are an entirely different animal. "We just had to keep solid and keep playing hard", Durant said. During the regular season, among players who averaged 20 or more minutes per game, Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Eric Gordon, Kevin Durant, James Harden and PJ Tucker * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/advanced/?sort=OFF_RATING&dir=-1&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&CF=MIN*GE*20" target="_blank" *ranked 1st through 6th in the entire league in offensive rating. Jaylen Brown tallied a game-high 23 points to lead Boston to the win, while Marcus Morris added 21. All of those services require credit card information and subscription fees - but each offers a seven-day free trial, and if the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that weeklong period, fans can watch the Warriors vs. Rockets Game One live stream for free. "We try to get good shots every time down and defend on the other end". Luc Mbah a Moute missed all six of his shots off the bench, including a handful of layups and open 3s, en route to a minus-14.

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"That's what they thrive on". Curry is probably Golden State's most important player, and the team is almost unbeatable when both he and Durant are healthy. His team did just that. Golden State once increased the lead to double digits, 97-85, on easy baskets and a 7-0 run forcing a Houston timeout. But Golden State flipped the script in the second quarter and outscored the Rockets by one, 27-26, to tie the game at 56-56.

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