Warriors, Rockets combine for electric series opener, but Golden State gets the win

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets combined for an extremely fun Game 1 in the Western Conference Finals on Monday. James Harden and the Rockets got started with a nice lead, but Golden State quickly recovered and the game was tied going into the half. But the Warriors took over in the third and fourth quarters, ultimately grabbing a 119-106 victory and a 1-0 series lead.

It was all about Kevin Durant for Golden State. He just couldn’t miss, with 37 points, 3 rebounds and an assists. Steph Curry was good, as usual, and did a great job doing a lot of cleanup work while allowing Durant to do his thing. Curry finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists.

Klay Thompson missed some shots he should have made, but still was great, especially down the stretch. He hit six threes and had 28 points.

For Houston, Harden led the way with 41 points, including going 5-of-9 beyond the arc. He also had 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Chris Paul was next with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists for the Rockets.

Game 1 was electric, and everything that we want out of playoff basketball. The Rockets have some answers for the Warriors, they just need to execute on them better. This should be a

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/5/14/17340840/rockets-warriors-2018-time-tv-channel-watch-live-online-game-1

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