The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets will play the second game of their Western Conference Finals series on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center in Houston at 9:00 p.m. ET. If Game 1 was any indication, we’re in for another high-scoring battle featuring a handful of MVPs and All-Stars.
The Warriors outlasted the Rockets on Monday, pulling away in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, 119-106. Kevin Durant was venomous, scoring 37 points on 27 attempts and slicing up Houston’s defense in the mid-range. Klay Thompson saw a second-half explosion too, totaling 28 points on 18 shots. Steph Curry had a pedestrian 18-point night on 15 shots and it didn’t even matter.
That’s how terrifying this Golden State team is.
Houston put up a valiant fight. James Harden was on another level in a 41-point outing, sinking 5-of-9 threes. Chris Paul nearly triple-doubled with 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine rebounds too, but the bench didn’t help enough. Luc Mbah A Moute missed easy lay-ins and didn’t sink a shot (0-of-6), and Gerald Green had just six points. Eric Gordon had 15 points on 13 shots, but he alone isn’t enough to dethrone these Warriors.
The Rockets need to prove on Wednesday that they are, in fact, a legitimate threat. Going down 2-0 could spell doom.
Warriors vs. Rockets Game 2
When: May 16
Where: Toyota Center, Houston
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET