Houston has only one victory needed to qualify for the grand final of the NBA. The Rockets defeated Thursday for your own audience, defending champion Golden State 98-94, and are now leading with 3-2 in the finals of the Western Conference. Saturday may the Warriors, however, took office in the private Oracle Arena.
The home team excelled Eric Gordon. From the bank, he was 24 points. James Harden had to be satisfied with 19 points. Chris Paul threw 20 points through the basket, but the point guard had in the slot the court with a hamstring injury leaving. It remains to be seen whether he is repaired in time for the sixth duel in which Houston can ensure a ticket to the NBA finals. That would be the first time since the Rockets in 1995 and the title clinched.
The action of the evening was one of Paul. The point guard of the Rockets took off with a crazy three pointer as he is defended by Stephen Curry. Then he did a “shimmy’, the shaking of the shoulders. A celebration Curry, made popular, all one could do with a laugh.
At Golden State, without the knee injured Andre Iguodala, was Kevin Durant the leading scorer with 29 points. The Warriors threatened for the first time since 2014 the NBA finals to miss.
The team that the first four times to win, punch through to the grand final. The opponent it is Boston or Cleveland, the finalists in the East. The standings in that duel is 3-2 in favor of Boston.