It seemed like the West was going to be a sweep by game 4, but the Houston Rockets extended their postseason on Monday by forcing a game 5. Last night’s game was close early on, but as some were expecting Houston suffered a collapse and the Golden State Warriors booked a ticket out of the Western conference. For the first time in 40 years, the team from Oakland is headed to the finals.
Things were looking good for Houston in the beginning, and then in the second half everything fell apart. James Harden went the entire second half without scoring, and broke a record of 13 turnovers in a elimination game. To make things worse, Lil B was at the game and got to witness Harden’s struggles firsthand. You could not make this up if you tried. Dwight Howard had a good game, but then started throwing elbows like he did in game 4 but avoided ejection. Overall, it was an ugly way for the Rockets to go out.
Stephen Curry and team were able to survive the bruises suffered in this series and celebrate victory in the Western Conference Finals. For one person though, this was probably a bittersweet moment. Mark Jackson played a big role in turning the Warriors into championship material, and the team’s defeat last year was not his fault. He must have felt torn to only provide commentary for this series, while he watched the team he helped to transform into champions. Despite seemingly fighting tears on the air, he kept it classy and gave props to Steve Kerr.
The finals are now a week away. The showdown between Golden State and Cleveland begins in Oakland on June 4.
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