Warriors-Rockets: Position-by-position breakdown and series prediction

HOUSTON — After five days of feverish buildup, the Warriors and Rockets go to basketball war here Monday night. That’s the politically correct description, but this Western Conference Finals comes with the very real possibility for actual bloodshed.

Here is look at the matchups between the teams:

POINT GUARD:
Stephen Curry vs. Chris Paul: These two are old adversaries, dating back to the Warriors-Clippers rivalry. The question coming into this season was whether Paul could coexist with James Harden. Paul answered that with a solid season, including his 13th in a row with a assists-to-turnover ratio of better than 3-to-1. Curry missed 31 games, the most since 2011-12, and still is rounding into shape. Though Paul has a reputation for defense, he has difficulty containing Curry. Both will be subject to considerable cross-matching in this series.

EDGE: Curry, particularly if he gets to his physical peak.

SHOOTING GUARD:
Klay Thompson vs. James Harden: These two have battled since attending high schools in the Los Angeles area. Harden has been MVP runner-up in two of the past three seasons finished in the top five in three of the last four. He is one of the three best offensive players in

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