The Cavs and the Warriors both had to go on the road to win a Game 7 to advance to the Finals, and now the previews of the Finals have begun, and CBS Sports may have struck gold with their incredible preview.
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Golden State took its first lead of the contest in the third and never relinquished it. Of course, the Warriors' defense, which stepped up its intensity in the second half of Game 7, had something to do with all those misses. "This atmosphere is insane".
Curry couldn't quite explain why he loves the third quarters. Prediction: Warriors in 5. "I'm just proud of the way we battled", Klay Thompson said. But that second half was something, a lot of wonderful shot-making from some talented players. I know my role on my team. Houston did not help themselves with atrocious perimeter shooting; in Game 7, the Rockets missed an astounding 27 straight three-point field goals.
When asked about his team's upcoming NBA Finals matchup with the Cavs after beating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night, Lacob told Anthony Slater of The Athletic the following: "Sort of exhausted of Cleveland, to be honest".
The Warriors were slow to start and trailed by 11 points at half-time, but Curry and Kevin Durant soon found their range from the three-point distance.
James Harden had 32 points as the top-seeded Rockets' bid to return to the finals for the first time since 1995 fell short without Chris Paul, who was nursing a hamstring injury.
"No matter what the story line is going to be, no matter if we're picked to win or not, let's just go out and play ball", James said.
"Harden had a different viewpoint". We've been to Game 7s. The Rockets led 54-43 at halftime, propelled by Eric Gordon and Clint Capela.
The Warriors followed with a 17-2 run that included five 3-pointers, four from Curry, whose finger-roll with 3:29 left in the period was the lone basket from inside the arc during the decisive run. "We're where we set out to be and where we knew we could be at this point".
As Kobe has aged, it seems he's only become more wise. The juice was flowing on their side. But that's all they'll get.
"Durant praised the Rockets, who fell short in the playoffs after posting a league-high 65 wins in the regular season". Like I said above, both teams will likely be content winning games at home for the early part of the series. "And with our team, there's just so much firepower, we're going to get going".