Houston Rockets eliminate Utah Jazz in Game 5

Green pops off at idea that Warriors have been looking forward to Rockets

Green pops off at idea that Warriors have been looking forward to Rockets

The buildup for this series truly began in February, with some pointed comments from Golden State's Draymond Green.

Game one of this series will take place on Monday, May 14th.

Advancing to the Western Conference Finals was nearly just a dream for Chris Paul when he was still playing for the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Houston Rockets might feel the same thing when the Western Conference Finals start next week.

"We're confident because we know if we're doing what we're supposed to do, we're going to beat them", he said. "Got to go out there and play. We'll see who's better". So far, so good.

Later in the press conference, Green was asked again to share his true feelings about the Rockets, and admit that the Warriors have been waiting for this matchup. Having reached the Finals in each of the past three seasons and won two world titles in that span, the Warriors are on the verge of a modern-day dynasty. "We got a little exhausted and a little rattled and we didn't finish the game we wanted to", he added.

After the game, Harden cautioned against taking too much from the regular season series when he said "Obviously they're a championship caliber team for the past four years.and that's what we're trying to build our way up to". I'm not really thinking about my knee, none of that stuff, that's a win for me. He went to go get it. "Hopefully, I won't look back".

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The New Orleans Pelicans had moved within one victory of tying the series, and Green realized that the team had to play better. Winning was important for the Warriors, but more vital to their long-term outlook in these playoffs is how they won Game 4 .

Houstonians say the Rockets will just have to keep earning respect in the next round of the playoffs.

"Unhappy with the results, but happy with everybody as a whole", Mitchell said.

"That was so long ago", Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. By landing Paul, the Rockets could split that work load and let both players alternate running things. After one of those victories, Rockets center Clint Capela added fuel to the fire, saying about the Warriors: "We're better than them".

The Houston Rockets' All-Star guard Chris Paul has bombed Australian duo Joe Ingles and Dante Exum out of the NBA Playoffs. Golden State realizes this will be a daunting task. The seeds are flipped this time, after Houston finished the regular season with the league's best record. The Warriors haven't even lost four playoff games total since he showed up; after Tuesday's win, Golden State is now 24-3 in playoff games with Durant, and 55-17 over the past four postseasons since Kerr became head coach.

It was a resounding effort by the Pelicans, who played the fourth quarter without floor general Rajon Rondo, who suffered an unfortunate hamstring injury late in the game. "So following that trend for sure". "Everybody is already talking about Warriors-Rockets". If the line holds, it will be only the seventh time this season Golden State has been an underdog.

It picked up in January, when the teams split a pair of games.

The Rockets might have been fixated on the Warriors, but according to Green, the Warriors don't share that obsession. The Warriors are a uniquely talented and unlike anything we've ever seen in the National Basketball Association.

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