2018 NBA Playoffs-Western Conference Finals: Warriors vs Rockets

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Who will win?

  1. Warriors in 4

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  2. Warriors in 5

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  3. Warriors in 6

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  4. Warriors in 7

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  5. Rockets in 4

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  6. Rockets in 5

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  7. Rockets in 6

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  8. Rockets in 7

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  1. Chum

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    Series over.
     
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    Fuck yeah!
     
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    This was a relatively easy win. Harden can score 40+ points in every game and it will not matter. They did not get anyone else involved, and took way too much time on every possession. How many shot clock violations...at least 6?

    I would like to change my vote to Warriors in 4...thats right sweep!
     
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    @Chum Mcgee is unplayable in this series. He would not be in the middle to contest drives. They would immediately put him in the high pick n roll where he is awful against ordinary players... vs harden it would be a disaster.
     
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    Dubs look composed
    Even after the initial Rockets spurt and Draymonds tech. Fully composed and in control.

    And while I don’t like Looney one on one solo guarding the Pez dispencer, he did a great job considering it all
     
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    Great freakin win. We survived the 1st quarter and then just wore them down. Durant kept us in it in the 1st half. Suck an amazingly gifted scorer! Draymond had a dominant 2nd half.

    And I have to give the Retarded Vampire credit. The attacked him mercilessly and I thought he held up really well.

    6 months it took them to get home court and we took it from them in one night! Love it!
     
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    Very methodical win. Its like the Warriors knew they just had to stay in the game and stick to their plan and it would turn for them. Another great 3rd, although we should have been up more. Kerr admitted he probably should have left KD in. I thought Looney held up well also... he gave up points, but he never got abused. Always stayed in position to at least contest.

    I didn't like Curry's game for most of it.. he did finish with some nice drives to seal the game. There was one play where it looked like he called out a play and nobody knew what the hell he was trying to do. He tried to do too much on Capela when he had created space... But i think he will get better as the series goes on. I did like his effort defensively.
     
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    Looney did a great job. But they cannot leave him to defend Harden straight up one on one. He got abused when that happened but he did clog up some lanes and stopped Harden as a facilitator. He did hold up well overall
     
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    They only need him to buy some time and as long as the Warriors keep it close, they will have more energy as the big guns for Houston wear down.

    One of my favorite parts of last nights game... the Rockets out of nowhere, start a 3 man weave at the top of the arc in what i'm assuming is an effort to move the ball and bodies... failed miserably.
     
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    Game 2 tonight. Let’s take their souls!
     
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    Yes, lets clamp down and crush em tonight.
     
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    Yes! A win tonight would give them no hope, not that they have much anyway.
     
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    Yeah a win tonight would all but guarantee Warriors in 4-5 games.
    I'm not sure any adjustment D'Antoni makes will be a difference maker. We have too many answers for them.
    Houston will have to come out all guns blazing and get over 120 pts to beat this Warriors team.
    Same as Monday. Weather their best punch, stick with the methodical game plan!
     
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    And Harden's drop offs after game 1 have been pretty big..so i don't expect him to make as many tough shots. We need to rebound and run. Looking for Steph to have a better offensive game... if he can get to the rim and finish, that could open up a lot.
     
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    Travelling on business and just got back to my hotel. I was so bummed earlier knowing I was going to miss this game but after looking at the score, I am so glad I did. JESUS!!!
     
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    Holy Hell that sucked ass! The Rockets were just unstoppable tonight...what was their shooting % like 60? Hopefully this blowout loss will be a wake up call. The Rockets are very good and are not going away.
     
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    Just one of those games where the Rockets made it hard on the Warriors, and they tried to shoot their way out of it. Problem was, the shots weren't falling. Need more intensity and attention to detail out there.
     
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    It's like we switched roles, we played the part of the Rockets from game 1 and they were us.
    So they are capable of steamrolling us.. so what. That should have been their game one punch.
    Stick with the similar game plan but look at some adjustments from what you see in game 2, get some home cooking,
    and the Warriors will be good.

    The refs were really letting them play out there last night, Rockets pushed up in our faces all night. Very physical game from the start.
    The refs always seem to try to "balance" it out if one team wins a blowout in the first game, the next game is called in favor of the losing team..
    Its fairly obvious. Sometimes hate that about the NBA.

    Either way. If we execute, the Rockets will not beat us in a seven game series...
     
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    I don't think McGee would be worse than Looney. McGee would also make it more difficult on Harden in the paint, even if Harden gets a step in McGee, why... length.

    They also need a big to battle Capela.
     
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    I see McGee biting on so many of the fakes or crossovers.. i see leaping into a 3 pt shot... though i do see some possible blocks on drives. The would just work him until he bites on a move.

    I don't think Capela has been any kind of dominant force. I think the Warriors played sloppy, they missed long shots.. and it got the Rockets running and in rhythm.
     

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