After Stephen Curry bounced back from the first scoreless first half of his playoff career to score 33 points in the last two quarters and help the Golden State Warriors eliminate the Houston Rockets and advance to the Western Conference finals on Friday night, coach Steve Kerr stopped to talk with his star’s parents.
Kevin Durant scored 29 points and established an early defensive tone against James Harden, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 115-109 on Tuesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.
James Harden scored 35 points – 19 in about the final seven minutes of the fourth quarter – as the visiting Houston Rockets surrendered a 22-point lead before coming back to defeat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 to extend their winning streak to six games.
Kyrie Irving capped an eventful day by totaling 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists Friday night as the Boston Celtics recorded a 113-99 victory over the New York Knicks, whose home losing streak reached 13 games.
James Harden had 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, scoring 11 points during a big fourth-quarter run to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
James Harden scored 12 of his team-high 27 points in the third quarter as the Houston Rockets rode a balanced offensive attack to a 107-86 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Houston handled the defending champions in their hostile, imposing home arena and sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, getting 30 points from James Harden and another 27 from Chris Paul to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night.
Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight three-pointers and the Houston Rockets defeated the Utah Jazz, 112-102, in Game 5 on Tuesday night to advance to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.
The Houston Rockets scored 50 points — 22 by James Harden — in a near-record third quarter, cruising to a 119-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night and taking a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.