Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Rockets

Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Rockets

Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Rockets

Rockets star guard Chris Paul will not play in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals due to a strained right hamstring. From Game 2 on, Harden is 12-for-56 (21.4 percent) from beyond the arc. We got a really good game last night in game seven between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the second half, the Warriors outscored the Rockets 66-25 on their to a 115-86 blowout win in game six.

Golden State heads back to their fourth straight National Basketball Association finals.

Klay Thompson picked up two fouls early in the contest, but Golden State head coach Steve Kerr opted to keep his All-Star shooting guard in the game.

With Paul wearing warm-ups and watching from the bench, the Rockets roared out to a 17-point lead after the first quarter and led by 10 at halftime. It's a bummer that he won't get to play in the biggest game of his career, with a spot in the NBA Finals on the line, but that's the unfortunate situation.

The problem has been Golden State had the same expectation. His status for Monday's game seven is uncertain.

D'Antoni said that Paul hasn't tested the hamstring by running or working out since suffering the injury near the end of game 5.

Whatever happened to EG3 in the second half, he was lights out in the first, hitting threes and getting to the basket. He asked, rhetorically, if the Rockets would take a Game 7 on their home court against the Warriors and, in a heartbeat, D'Antoni acknowledged the benefit of that scenario. With the offense not running through Kevin Durant isolations, it just flowed better (the Warriors best lineup of the night was Curry, Thompson, Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston, and Nick Young, +13 in just more than eight minutes). Let's just get that out there. Will they be healthy enough to play in the Game 7?

"There's no pressure. It's an opportunity, though; an opportunity that we all are excited to be a part of", Harden told reporters after Game 6. They've responded to adversity at every turn in this series, and there's no reason to think they can't do so again in Game 7.

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