"It's been a while since we started out a series on the road", Green said.
The New Orleans Pelicans' season ended in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. We're not about to run off talking about how bad we want to play somebody.
After more than 10 months of playing, posturing and some pontificating, it really is that simple.
But how this Houston season will be remembered hinges largely on the outcome of this series.
If the Rockets are able to get any further in the playoffs, you can give a lot of credit to the Rockets assistant head coach, Bzdelik, who is a defensive wizard. Everybody talks about fighting for a championship. "He said, 'You get out the way, I'm going to put us on my back.' He had that look in his eye".
Gobert responded to all this talk with a showing more reminiscent of his form in the series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ricky Rubio didn't play at all, Dante Exum was lost to a hamstring injury in game four, Derrick Favors was hobbled much of the series with an ankle injury and Donovan Mitchell went out early in the fourth quarter Tuesday with a knee injury.
"I can not put into words how proud we are of you and your team this season Joe", she tweeted.
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Harvey began this season in the Mets' starting rotation, but was demoted to the bullpen after a series of tough outings. The Reds have the worst pitching staff in baseball, the Mets the worst production at the catcher spot.
In short, both sets of numbers are tremendous (if not eerily similar) and, considering Paul's overall profile as a regular season player doesn't appear to be in question, it is odd that his individual playoff performance has been. But we're definitely looking forward to it.
The Warriors are coming off a "down" season, by their standards. While Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker and later Steph Curry became Western Conference Finals staples, and even Mike Conley - a CP3 facsimile - got in on the action, Paul's teams never made it past the second round of the playoffs. "So, I'm so proud of what we accomplished as a team and as a group". So the Houston Rockets will face off with a team they know all too well.
The Golden State Warriors are finishing off the New Orleans Pelicans as you see this, which means the matchup that has been penciled in for the majority of the year will finally come to fruition. The seeds are flipped this time, after Houston finished the regular season with the league's best record. It is one of only 11 times in National Basketball Association history that a team overcame a 3-1 deficit to win a playoff series. They'll have to play elite defense to cover all of the Warriors' weapons. "So following that trend for sure".
On Monday, May 14 at 8PM Central at Toyota Center in Downtown Houston, the Rockets will get their first chance at attempting to dethrone the defending champs.
Thompson hit back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the first to put Golden State up 17-10, the second right in front of his own bench as teammates erupted in celebration.
It picked up in January, when the teams split a pair of games.