Last night, the Golden State Warriors beat Houston in game 7. With the Cavaliers win against the Celtics in game 7 on Sunday night, the NBA finals are set. To read more about the Cavaliers win, visit our Cavaliers Fourth Straight Final post.
Warriors Beat Houston
Although the Rockets had an 11 point lead at half time; the Warriors erased their lead in the third quarter. And once again, the Warriors had an unstoppable third quarter. Meanwhile, during the regular season, the Warriors outscored their opponents by approximately 18 points in the third quarter.
In my opinion, this was an exciting game 7 match-up between the two teams. Due to their strong second half, the Warriors beat Houston by the third quarter alone. At the same time, they outscored the Rockets 33 – 15. When the 4th quarter started, it was closer. However, the Rockets were never able to overcome their bad third quarter.
And once again, the Warriors are headed to the NBA finals.
Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers
Since both teams went the full distance in the conference finals; will either team show fatigue in the finals? For the fourth straight year, the Golden State Warriors will meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals. Last year, the Warriors won the rubber match. To read more about last year’s match-up, visit our Golden State Warriors Win NBA Championship post.
Because the Warriors had the better record in the regular season, they will have home court advantage throughout the finals. Moreover, both teams have several players with injuries. With only a few days before the finals begin, how will this impact the teams playing?
No doubt, both teams are starting this series on a few days rest. The finals will begin this Thursday at 6:00 on Pacific Standard Time.
Who do you think will win the finals? Will the Golden State Warriors repeat as champions again?
As always, I welcome your comments.