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Andre Iguodala's status upgraded prior to Game 4 vs Rockets

Source | 4 mins ago.

OAKLAND -- Already bracing for a difficult test Tuesday night when they meet the Rockets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors may be forced to make yet another lineup change in their effort to take a commanding 3-1 lead.Pregame coverage

A big opportunity awaits Swaggy P in Game 4 and potentially beyond

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When the Warriors signed Nick Young to a contract worth $5.2 million last July, it wasn't so he could hitchhike to the playoffs. On Tuesday night, and perhaps beyond, Young will have a chance to give the Warriors a more substantial return on their investment. Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals looms and if Andre Iguodala is unavailable, there will be an opportunity for Young.

Steve Kerr on Stephen Curry: 'If You Shimmy When You’re 1-11, That’s Confidence'

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Steph Curry is confident in himself. After all, Curry is likely the best shooter in NBA history and has won two MVP and two NBA Championships. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr admires his star point guard's confidence, which he said never wavered while Curry went 2-13 from three-point land in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.

Report: Warriors' appeal of Green technical denied

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Despite the Golden State Warriors' desire for the NBA to rescind a technical foul assessed on Draymond Green in Game 3, the league will not change the ruling, ESPN's Chris Haynes reports. The technical foul, committed during the fourth quarter of Golden State's 126-85 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday, marked the third for Green during this postseason. The incident occurred about midway through the final quarter in Game 3 as Green fouled Houston's Trevor Ariza on a layup attempt.

Sonya Curry scolds Steph, tells him 'to wash my mouth out' with soap

Source | 11 hrs ago.

Most people watching Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals will remember it as Steph Curry's 'This is my f---ing house' Game. Curry put on a show Sunday night, and during a jawdropping third quarter, he put the moves on Trevor Ariza, drove around the Rockets forward and finished with a teardrop layup over Luc Mbah a Moute. Curry's reaction after making the shot went viral.

Stephen Curry's mom grounded the Warriors star for his explicit celebration

Source | 1 day ago.

Golden State Warriors flamethrower Stephen Curry entered Game 3 against the Houston Rockets shooting 2-for-13 from 3-point range, and then started Sunday’s outing with a 1-for-7 effort from deep in the first half, so most everyone excused his fire-breathing outburst in a cathartic third quarter. After giving MVP favorite James Harden a taste of his own step-back medicine to push Golden State’s lead to 22 with four minutes left in the frame, Curry crossed over Trevor Ariza on his way to a finger-roll layup and screamed to the crowd, “This is my [expletive] house,” as play went the other way. Outside of Houston, only one person didn’t get a kick out of Curry’s explicit eruption: his mother.

Andre Iguodala doubtful for Warriors-Rockets Game 4

Source | 1 day ago.

Andre Iguodala hurt his knee during the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ win over the Rockets last night. Golden State coach Steve Kerr brushed off concern about the injury and praised his starting small forward in these Western Conference finals. “When we’re right, when we’re playing how we are supposed to play, Andre’s right in the middle of it,” Kerr said.

James Harden’s Reputation Hangs on His Response to Steph Curry’s ‘Haymaker’

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The last time James Harden lost a game like this, he never got a chance to respond. A little over one year ago, Harden suffered what was then the worst defeat of his career, a 39-point drubbing against the Spurs that ended the Rockets’ season in the second round. Golden State rode Curry’s outburst to an eye-popping 126-85 victory in Game 3 of the West finals, dealing Houston its worst playoff loss in franchise history.

Shaun Livingston crossed James Harden so hard it made Greg Anthony mispronounce “meme” (VIDEO)

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The Golden State Warriors embarrassed the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Stephen Curry scored 35 points, didn’t miss a shot in the third quarter, and helped the Warriors win Game 3 and take a 2-1 series lead by a margin of 41 points. Not too shabby

Warriors break 60-year-old record in Game 3 win vs Rockets

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The Golden State Warriors blew the doors off of Oracle Arena in their 126-85 win against the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. They also broke a record that lasted six decades. Golden State's 41-point win (126-85) is

Stephen Curry goes berserk, Warriors beat Rockets by 41 in Game 3

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Stephen Curry had yet another big third quarter. On the heels of the Houston Rockets’ 22-point win in Game 2, the Golden State Warriors decided to turn up the intensity as they returned home to Oakland on Sunday. The Warriors leapt out of the gate, scoring 31 points in the first quarter and playing monumental defense at the rim.

Warriors beat Rockets in Game 3 of NBA Playoffs

Source | 1 day ago.

The Golden State Warriors heated up in the second half to beat the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals Sunday.

How much better will Warriors be in Game 3 as they seek redemption vs Rockets?

Source | 2 days ago.

Klay Thompson says the ball movement will improve. Steve Kerr says the Warriors will be sharper. The Warriors are coming off a disappointing performance in Game 2 that resulted in a 22-point defeat that allowed the Rockets to tie the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

NBA: Green - Warriors play best when we feel threatened

Source | 2 days ago.

Draymond Green thinks the Golden State Warriors will have more than just home court advantage in game three against the Houston Rockets. After falling in a blowout 127-105 loss in game two of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, the Warriors forward expects his side to play even better due to a change in their mentality. Green's Warriors team-mate Klay Thompson echoed his thoughts and elaborated on what makes the team so tough when the pressure is on.

Dose: Cavs Cruise In Game 3

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Facing a must-win situation in Game 3, the Cavs left no doubt they are capable of competing with the gritty Celtics on Saturday night. In fact, Cleveland showed they have the ability and talent to demolish Boston when they play with the requisite effort and focus, especially on the defensive end. The Cavs jumped out to an early lead in this one and never took their foot off the gas.

Draymond Green, Klay Thompson vow to be better in Game 3: 'Guarantee it'

Source | 2 days ago.

Draymond Green and Klay Thompson may have slight disagreement on the subject of Stephen Curry's offense, but they are in lockstep on the subject of Game 3 on Sunday. Anticipating an improved performance, each Warriors All-Star vowed that the basketball sins committed in Game 2 in Houston will not be repeated in Game 3. "I'll be better (Saturday) -- guarantee it," Thompson said Saturday after practice.

Cousins open to Pelicans return, but wants to play for a contender

Source | 3 days ago.

Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins hits the market as an unrestricted free agent and he is open to re-signing with New Orleans in the offseason. "I'm going to make the absolute best decision for DeMarcus Cousins," Cousins said. "Would I like to go back to New Orleans?

Kevin Durant’s isolations are symptom, solution, problem for Warriors

Source | 4 days ago.

Asked about his team isolating so much in Game 1, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said, “I mean, that was the best thing we had. Houston’s offensive style became a major talking point after Game 1, but Golden State has fallen deep into isolation. Golden State is just far more eager and capable.

Houston Rockets star Chris Paul on Santa Fe shooting: 'We've got to do something about it'

Source | 4 days ago.

A longtime advocate for stricter gun control laws, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul began his news conference on Friday addressing the school shooting that claimed at least 10 lives in Santa Fe, Texas. “I think first and foremost, aside from the playoffs that’s going on, which is minor compared to what’s taking place down in Santa Fe, our prayers go out to the victims and the families having to deal with that situation,” Paul said. “We have a lot of fan support there.

Chris Paul reacts to Santa Fe shooting: 'We've got to do something about it'

Source | 4 days ago.

A longtime advocate for stricter gun control laws, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul began his press conference on Friday addressing the school shooting that claimed at least 10 lives in Santa Fe, Texas.

Well, well, with Rockets pushing Warriors around, it looks like we have a series on our hands

Source | 5 days ago.

Eric Gordon tried to bait Draymond Green with his dribble, but the ball kept slipping from his hands until he was in a race against the shot clock. Green surrendered no ground and suddenly was towering over Gordon above the 3-point line, daring the reigning Sixth Man of the Year to do something. Gordon finally flung the ball toward the rim, causing players on the Golden State Warriors’ bench to stand up, ready to applaud Green’s textbook defense.

Durant takes full responsibility for Warriors' bad start in Game 2 loss

Source | 5 days ago.

Kevin Durant, whose titanic offense has kept the Warriors afloat for much of this postseason, was no mood for praise late Wednesday night despite scoring 38 points. No, Durant took a very long finger and turned it upon himself. "I got that and a foul, so I got Trevor Ariza going and their crowd going.

Kerr explains why Draymond logging big minutes at center vs Rockets is not a concern

Source | 5 days ago.

Draymond Green played just under 37 minutes in Game 1 vs the Rockets. Kevon Looney shared the floor with Draymond for 14 minutes. "No, because he's not battling anybody on the post," Steve Kerr told reporters after shootaround on Wednesday. "I think playing huge minutes at center for Draymond would be different against some of bigger low-post dominant centers.

Harden, James, Anthony Davis named MVP finalists

Source | 5 days ago.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis were named finalists for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, the league announced Wednesday. The winner will be announced during the awards show on June 25, four days after the NBA draft. Harden, who finished second in last year's voting behind Russell Westbrook, and Davis are looking to win the award for the first time.

Games 1 and 2 showed us the best and worst of the Warriors and Rockets

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In other words, with Houston's merciless 127-105 pummeling of Golden State in Wednesday's second game of the Western Conference Finals, we now have the germ of the series that was advertised back around Christmas – the two best teams bringing the best out of each other, and in doing so bringing out the worst in each other as well. In Game 1, the Warriors showed the nation a Houston team -- that one could easily be disgusted by, so the Rockets did the same thing to Golden State in Game 2, becoming the intrepid, adventurous, arrogant (in the competitive way) and fearless team they clearly were not two nights earlier. The Warriors were slower, more hesitant, and eventually more frustrated and chippy, descending into losing hockey team territory near the end with cheap fouls by first Draymond Green and then Kevin Durant.