If that series doesn't tickle your fancy, then you better strap yourself in for what has all the makings of an epic Western Conference Final featuring the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors. Paul said, via ESPN. "To me, the hardest championship is the first one, as an individual player and as a team, because you don't know-you don't quite know if you can do it", he said. "All understandable. That stuff has been said for about a year now". Excluding Paul and Tucker, Houston shot 5 of 22 on 3-pointers. The Warriors defeated the Pelicans, 113-104.
That drew no reply from Warriors general manager Bob Myers, because he doesn't do Twitter.
Later in the press conference, Green was asked again to share his true feelings about the Rockets, and admit that the Warriors have been waiting for this matchup. The Rockets scored 114.6 points per 100 possessions, the 11th highest since 1979-80, the first year the National Basketball Association adopted the three-point line, while shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent behind the arc, giving them an effective field goal rate of 55.1 percent, the ninth-highest over that span and second highest in 2017-18 after the Warriors.
Looney also grabbed 5.8 rebounds per game in the series while only playing about 21 minutes per game.
The defensive success of Houston should be pointed out as well after it finished No. 6 in defensive rating this season.
The two-time champion Warriors, according to the Las Vegas-based Westgate SuperBook, opened-185 picks to prevail in their best-of-seven confrontation with the Rockets starting Monday. "We seem to be at our best when we are threatened - that's been kind of the m.p. of this team and we definitely are threatened: we're on the road for Game 1". Clint Capela said it's going to be "a chess game" in addition to "a fight", and that combination of intellectual hoops and a boxing match should be incredible.
"However, we got them. Now?" Knowing we've got a couple of championships here in these last few years.
Now that Paul has finally broken through after years of trying, we have to wonder whether a weight will be lifted from his shoulders? But today, we were ready.
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"I think with Mbah a Moute and P.J.is that they can switch and obviously they are switching everything like we do". However, we got them.
Reminded of that Tuesday night, Green essentially shrugged it off.
"That's all fine and dandy in January". You try to hold them to a low field-goal percentage. All right, now let's get it. You got to see us.
2015-16: Warriors defeat Rockets 4-1 in opening round. But the postseason has a different dynamic, a different energy, as well as some history between the teams. That said, the Rockets are now favored by 1.5 points heading into Monday night's Game 1 at the Toyota Center in Houston, according to OddsShark.
The Warriors, by contrast, have no such preoccupation with Houston.
The Rockets averaged just over 117 points per game against the Warriors in the regular season, but Golden State outscored Houston 353-352 in the three games combined.
NBA odds: Who will win the 2018 NBA Championship? Nine months earlier, he'd stepped away from his job after Phoenix's surprise 2010 Western Conference Finals run - the Suns' last playoff appearance - and maintained it had everything to do with his family. Stevens makes good players become great players by making defense a priority and makes sure his players are competing at the highest level no matter what the situation is.