Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Sport | By Victor Mcdonald

National Roundup, 5/9: Curry "off the leash" in leading Warriors past Pelicans

National Roundup, 5/9: Curry

The final playoff game of his stellar rookie season came to a premature end as he exited in the fourth quarter after a left knee collision with Harden.

The defending champion Warriors, who cruised to 58 wins this season without breaking a sweat, have made three straight NBA Finals appearances, winning twice.

Chris Paul will play in his first conference final game after leading the top-seeded Rockets to a 112-102 game-five win over the Utah Jazz. "Just watch and just understand what I could do to get better".

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Harden and the Rockets lost to the Warriors in five games in the 2015 conference finals. Both Green and Paul should be at the center of that.

Paul did his part Tuesday night as the Rockets closed out the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the conference semifinals.

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After the shooting, Snyder went back to his house where he barricaded himself inside during an hours-long standoff with police. Three other adults in the home where the three people were killed were able to escape unharmed.

Golden State might welcome the rest, considering their most important player has only competed in four postseason games because of an injury.

Whenever it started, however it started, it's clear that this is the series that the NBA-watching world wanted. It was just too little, too late.

Lawrence noted ticket prices for Warriors home games are the highest of any team in the conference finals this decade ($976), with the Rockets in second ($957). Golden State signed Durant a year later, and Houston traded for Chris Paul less than a year ago.

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound center led the National Basketball Association in field goal percentage (65.2), while finishing second in blocks (1.85) and eighth in rebounding (10.8).

Houston scored its final three runs with a big boost from the final four hitters.

It should matter a little who the Warriors play. I honestly don't see the Rockets having enough firepower power to take down the Warriors. In 11 games, he chipped in 24.4 points per game, 5.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.5 steals. The Warriors are playing out of their minds right now, and every key piece looks healthy and energized. "I've never been that way", Mitchell said. For the caliber of talent he was blessed with, it's insane to me this is the first time in his career he's reached this level. Rubio said he already is excited to see what Mitchell adds to his game, knowing that what he showed in his first season won't be the peak - not even close. The Houston Rockets front office did a really good job surrounding Paul with great shooters and defensive role players.

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