Curry played the entire fourth quarter after logging more conservative workloads in Game 2 (27 minutes off the bench), Game 3 (29 minutes) and Game 4 (32 minutes). "Cute love story", James Harden joked.
The Warriors will now travel to top-seeded Houston for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Monday.
That will require the Warriors to give their best defensive effort of the season in this series.
"In order to get where we want to go we needed the right piece, and that's what they're here for", he said.
This Western Conference Finals are where the Warriors were expected to get to. So far, so good.
Houston won two of three meetings against the Warriors during the regular season but was still installed as an underdog at +155, meaning a $100 bet would win $155 should the Rockets win. Houston was 34-7 at home this season. The Rockets are healthy as well, though, meaning this is the matchup we've all been waiting for. We really believed it.
"We've got a goal". This is not a game.
The Warriors will be viewed as the favorites, and deservedly so: they're the defending champs, have won two titles in the last three years, and have reached the Finals three straight times.
Although I think the Warriors will end up prevailing over the Rockets in this series, it's most likely going to be tightly contested.
"I think it will be very entertaining", he said. "But he looked exhausted to me".
"The whole world's been waiting for this matchup", Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal said in his role as an analyst Tuesday night on TNT. The two Western Conference powerhouses have locked horns three times already this season with the Rockets winning two of those encounters but as we all know Golden State fresh off three National Basketball Association finals and two Championships didn't look as interested through most of the regular season. That being said, WARRIORS IN 6.
"For us it was just ... they were in the way", Paul said. "Zaza has been our starting center for two years, and in these playoffs, the game has changed so dramatically, and we'll see that obviously with Houston in a big way, because Mike is a guy who kind of started it all".
The Houston Rockets are living to the expectation of many as the overpowered the Utah Jazz in five games of their series. "Just watch and just understand what I could do to get better". "So following that trend for sure".
" JAMES HARDEN, Houston Rockets guard, on how his team-mate Chris Paul (above) can be a big threat to opponents".
When Golden State eliminated Houston in the Conference Finals in 2015, the $665 average asking price on the secondary market seemed high.
If I were a gambling man, I'd bet the Warriors, but I'm also a passionate fan who would throw aside all reason and bet with my heart. The Warriors said Game 3 will take place on May 20 at Oracle Arena.