HOUSTON,TX—The Golden State Warriors rallied from 15 points down to capture the Western Conference crown, knocking off the Houston Rockets, 101-92, in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on Monday, May 28 in Houston. The Warriors will face a familiar foe-the Cleveland Cavaliers. These teams have met the past four consecutive years in the NBA Finals. Cavs vs. Warriors part IV!
Although the Rockets were without Chris Paul, who sprained his hamstring during this wild series. In Game 7, Houston jumped out to a huge lead in the first half. The raucous Houston fans certainly gave the Rockets an early boost, leading 54-43 at halftime. The Warriors dominated the third quarter akin to Game 6, and never looked back.
DUB Nation opened the second half on an 11-0 run, Kevin Durant scored 21 of his 34 points in the second half. While Steph Curry was brilliant in his role as floor general.
He had 27 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds, with one rebound from a triple double. The most glaring stat hands down was the Rockets ghastly shooting from beyond the arc. Houston compounded the Warriors second half surge by missing an eye popping 27 straight three pointers. It was a blizzard of bricks for the Rockets.
The Rockets absolutely choked, squandering the opportunity to play in the NBA Finals, their last appearance was in 1995.
James Harden scored 32 points in defeat, Eric Gordon added 24 points, unfortunately, the Rockets abandoned everything that was working, in favor of jacking up ill advised shots instead. Both the Warriors and the Cavs won their respective Conference Finals on the road. Winning a Game 7 on the road is astounding in this league.
Game 1 of the NBA Finals is on Thursday, May 31 from Oracle Arena.