"My mom used to say to me, 'man, Donovan, you're good.' I'd be like, alright, thank you but moms are supposed to say that". In fact, regular-season matchups aside, the teams have met in the postseason - including this year's Western Conference Finals - three times since 2014. Both teams had their full allotment of stars on January 20, when the Rockets beat the Warriors 116-108. Houston struggled in Games 2, 3 and 4 from the perimeter against the Jazz but was hot in Games 1 and 5: if the Rockets' shooting from those two games show up, the Warriors could have their hands full. 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.
Mitchell averaged 24.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per outing during Utah's postseason run. In a match-up National Basketball Association fans have been looking forward to all season long, the Rockets will take on the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors.
The series price grew to Golden State -190 in the first two hours after it had posted.
Mitchell said he's targeting improving making tougher shots that weren't part of "his game" during the series, adding that his efficiency on defense must make a leap, too.
The three Warriors-Rockets games were about as anticipated as any in the regular season: Golden State lost two of the three, and the final combined score of those matchups was Warriors 353, Rockets 352.
Holiday contributed 27 points and 11 assists, but even with better shooting, New Orleans couldn't stay with deep, score-at-will Golden State.
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul played like a man possessed
"I saw the play", Green said. The Warriors Community Foundation will donate $15,000 to the charity Durant chose, Oakland Elizabeth House, which provides residences to women and children who have been homeless or faced violence or addiction.
Jordan and the Bulls went on to lose the Eastern Conference Finals later that year against the Detroit Pistons by 4-2 in the series, so Paul and the Rockets will be hoping they don't follow the same fate against the Warriors this year in the West. He accomplished most of his handiwork off the dribble, utilizing his quickness to get to the rim.
Obviously the Jazz biggest success story was Mitchell, who became the first rookie in 13 years to lead a playoff team in scoring. Both Green and Paul should be at the center of that. He said, 'You get out the way.
Rockets star James Harden, who was kept quiet with a relatively modest haul of 18 points, paid tribute to Paul's performance. This will be Chris Paul's first-career Conference Finals appearance, so that's (another) interesting storyline to keep an eye out for.
Until this breakthrough, he had played in more playoff games than any player in league history without reaching this point (86). "I don't know what it's supposed to feel like, but we've still got a lot of work to do".
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