Published: Tue, May 29, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets to reach National Basketball Association finals

Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets to reach National Basketball Association finals

On Monday morning, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala was having a hard time being sidelined deep into the playoffs.

Paul was sorely missed in the third quarter of Game 6 where the Warriors turned a first half deficit into a blowout victory. The Rockets missed all 14 three-point attempts in that quarter as part of 27 misses from long range.

Game 1 will be hosted by the Warriors at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

The Warriors won in 2015 and 2017, while the Cavs claimed the 2016 title.

We went ahead and compiled of some of Twitter's reactions to the Warriors & Cavs meeting again in the Finals, which you can see for yourself below.

Kevin Durant is excited about helping the Warriors return to the finals, but he got a little confused on when Game 7 was on Saturday night.

Harden, who needed 29 shots to get 32 points, was 2 for 13 beyond the arc. Maybe more than the style of play is who is executing it and the Rockets just didn't have the shooters the Warriors do.

"I've always said that this has been one of the most challenging seasons I've had". Late in the playoffs guys are exhausted, sometimes their legs aren't there and that leads to shots flattening out and, in the end, not going in.

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The Herald's Christopher Reive brings live updates of the Western Conference finals game 7 clash between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.

"Those guys are unbelievable, two of the best shot-creators in the league", Thompson said of Curry and Durant's performances.

"We have an opportunity to play for a championship", James said.

Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown combined to hit just 19 percent of their attempts from the floor and an abysmal 11 percent (3-of26) from deep.

Per ESPN, the Warriors are the largest favorites in an NBA Finals series in at least 16 years.

"We've been through a lot with this team", Warriors guard Klay Thompson said.

The Celtics have had more time to get used to their injuries: Gordon Hayward has been out since the first game of the season, and Kyrie Irving has been sidelined since March. Which is why it's easy to wonder if a healthy Paul would have been enough to stop the Warriors second-half surge.

About midway through the second quarter, Houston had held Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green to 1-of-7, 2-of-6 and 2-of-6 shooting from the field, respectively. "We're where we set out to be and where we knew we could be at this point". "You have to have endurance, you've got to have resiliency, you've got to have confidence in yourself, no matter how the game's going up until that point, that you can turn it around". I took umbrage with those. Had they won Sunday, they would have been the second-youngest Finals team since the advent of the shot clock. "Like it's - they're National Basketball Association players, and yeah they're new and what-not and 'Bron is fantastic, he played an unbelievable playoff run to date and has willed his team to his eighth straight Finals and all that, which is unbelievable to think about the consistency and the longevity and just the level of greatness that he's shown in the Eastern Conference".

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