NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors 101-92 Houston Rockets; Will face Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals

Updated On 29 May, 2018 Published On

Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet each other in the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year. In one of the most exciting games of the year, with series tied 3-3 until the Game 6, Warriors defeated Rockets by 101-92 in the Western Conference Finals on Monday.

With a poor start, the defending Champions trailed by 11 points in the halftime with the score 54-43. Warriors had the hold in the game with their usual strong third half. Steve Kerr's side went on to lead 33-15 in the third with 11 points lead.

Stephen Curry scored 27 points with 14 coming from the third. While Kevin Durant was the highest point scorer of the night with 34- some of the coming from the wonderful 3-pointers.

Curry had a near triple-double with 34 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds. He also managed to make 4 steals.

Rockets were already a level down as their key man Chris Paul could not start the game. James Harden was brilliant for the defeated side as he went on to score 32 points with Eric Gordon scoring 20.

  First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Total
Golden State  19 24 33 25 101
Houston Rockets 24 30 15 23 92

After the win, Warriors' coach Kerr said:

It's amazing how long the NBA game is. Forty-eight minutes, it lasts a long time and there are so many opportunities to get yourself going as a team. And with our team, there's just so much firepower, we're going to get going. We were lucky to escape out of here.

Houston was just a game away from the finals with the win in the Game 5. However, Warriors made a great comeback in the Game 6 and 7.

Golden State will face LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers for the fourth straight year winning twice in 2015 and 2017. The Game 1 will be hosted by the Warriors on Thursday. Cavaliers defeated Boston Celtics for the Eastern Conference Title. 

LeBron will play the Finals for the eighth straight year.