Steve Kerr Believes the Warriors Have One Major Advantage over the Rockets

Steve Kerr Believes the Warriors Have One Major Advantage over the Rockets

Steve Kerr Believes the Warriors Have One Major Advantage over the Rockets

The Warriors responded to their 19-point loss in Game 3 with a resounding effort that produced a wire-to-wire win with leads as large as 26 points. He certainly seemed ready to will his team to victory, and the Rockets are going to need every weapon they have to advance to the NBA Finals. A narrow, 122-121 Houston win in October, opening night of the season, and a 116-108 win in January.

The Warriors know this Rockets team is engineered just to topple them, and that might result in the most energized Golden State series we've seen in a long time. "Houston has gone to this 3-point barrage the last few years, but Chris has made them better because he's shooting those 15-, 17-footers that they didn't have before". They know all about this situation, which is why head coach Steve Kerr doesn't worry.

In March - amid a awful run of injuries - the Warriors threw in the towel in the battle for the No. 1 seed.

The Utah Jazz will have two first-round picks this season and one of them is from the Oklahoma City Thunder. And if it went seven games it would end in Houston.

Though some skepticism still clings in the air, the Warriors have by-and-large reminded the National Basketball Association world that they are still willing and very much able to make another Finals dance.

I understand why Durant feels that way, though. Golden State's edge in offensive efficiency against Houston, therefore, will be its lowest since the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the only time, at least on paper, they are the lessor of the two; the Warriors scored 113.6 points per 100 possessions during the 2017-18 regular season.

The biggest question facing the Warriors entering the Western Conference Semifinals was who would guard Anthony Davis.

Paul and D'Antoni also blended their shot selection, as D'Antoni said they would. Playing at home was deemed too easy for them, so they often took 'er easy in those games, and sometimes they were burned.

"You know, they have made it known that their team is built to beat us", Green said of the Rockets after the Warriors dispatched the New Orleans Pelicans to book their Western Conference finals showdown with Houston.

Is Houston a threat?

"Our guys have rings", Kerr reminded reporters. The Dubs learned this during the regular season after losing 2 out of 3 games to them, with their lone win coming on the road.

These Warriors truly are elite sandbaggers. The entity has the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on a collision course to meet in the finals for the fourth straight season. But Utah played team ball, and Mitchell is an all-out baller. Once you get the first one, there's a little bit of house money. "But you want it again because it's an unbelievable feeling".

"I think with Mbah a Moute and that they can switch and obviously they are switching everything like we do".

Let's hope he brings his A game against the defending champs. "The rest of that stuff will figure itself out".

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