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Western Conference Finals, game 5: Rockets @ Warriors

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With the Cleveland Cavaliers and the NBA Finals waiting, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets will square off in game five of the Western Conference Finals. While Golden State leads the series three games to one, they only won the first two games by a combined five points, and the two teams traded blowouts in the most recent two.

The Warriors will once again look to knock Houston out of contention, but the Rockets have proven to be Hard to Kill. They have won the last four games in which they faced elimination, coming back from being down three games to one against the Los Angeles Clippers to win their previous series. However, the series now moves back to Oracle Arena, where the Warriors are 45-3 this season. Are the Rockets truly the team of destiny? Or can league MVP Stephen Curry and the Warriors finally ground James Harden and company to advance to their first NBA Finals since 1975?

Western Conference Finals, Game 5

Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
6:00 pm PST
Probable Starters
Jason Terry PG Stephen Curry
James Harden SG Klay Thompson
Trevor Ariza SF Harrison Barnes
Terrence Jones PF Draymond Green
Dwight Howard C Andrew Bogut
Injury Report
none none
Series Stats
103.0 PPG 109.8
.456 FG% .474
.363 3PT% .386
.620 FT% .676
47.3 REB 42.8
21.0 AST 27.5
8.3 STL 8.5
6.3 BLK 6.5
Series Advanced Stats
100.9 Pace 104.4
102.2 Off Rtg 106.1
108.7 Def Rtg 108.6
Ken Mauer
Tony Brothers
Ed Malloy

You can get more info on the Warriors by going to Golden State of Mind or on the Rockets by going to The Dream Shake.


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