Warriors ends Rockets season behind Steph Curry. Steph Curry haven’t had the Best playoffs this year. In the first half of Game 6, he was held scoreless and he had three fouls. In the second half, that was a much different story. Steph Curry had a career high for one half to close out the Rockets again. Curry went for an efficient 33 points as the Warriors advance to their 5th consecutive Western Conference Finals. Golden State closed out Houston with a 118-113 win on the road. Of course, Kevin Durant didn’t play this game because he has a mild calf strain that will get re-evaluated next week. The other Splash Brother was on display on both ends of the floor. While Curry rules the 2nd half, Klay Thompson made his mark in the first half. Thompson finished with 27 points with 21 coming in the first half.
Thompson hit 7-3s and played great defense on whoever he was matched up against. The bench of Golden State has been nonexistent all series came up big in Game 6. Kevin Looney scored 14, Shaun Livingston had 11 and Jordan Bell, Quinn Cook and Jonas Jerebko played key minutes. The big question for the Warriors is the availability of Kevin Durant in the series. Who will advance to play the Warriors between Portland and Denver?
On the other hand, Houston have had their playoff run ended by the Warriors. Chris Paul has been criticized for his playoff performances, but he stepped up big time in Game 6. Paul finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. James Harden finished with 35 points, but Eric Gordon has his worse game last night. While Gordon usually goes for 20-plus, he finished with only 9 points. P.J. Tucker finished with 15 points and played a game high 45 minutes while playing great defense. The defense of the Rockets is what was talked about after the game. Steph Curry went off and Golden State controlled the boards while getting a number of easy baskets.
With the owner being adamant about dethroning the Warriors, what will the 2019-2020 Rockets look like? What changes will be made in Houston? James Harden and Chris Paul have large contracts, how will the Rockets management surround them with Championship players?