The Golden State Warriors will head to their fourth straight NBA championship. After beating the Houston Rockets 101- 92 at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Rockets played their second straight game without Chris Paul who injured his hamstring in final seconds of game five of this series. However, the Rockets started both games (game six and seven) out good before squandering big first-half leads and eventually being eliminated by the Warriors.
Kevin Durant led his team with 34 points. While Stephen Curry added 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists. Klay Thompson chipped in 19 points and Draymond Green added 10 points 13 rebounds for a Golden State Warriors team. That fell behind 3-2 to the Rockets in the series.
The Warriors will now face a Lebron James led Cleveland Cavaliers team, who they’ve beat two out the last three years. In the NBA Championship. With Kyrie Irving now traded to the Boston Celtics and Kevin Love inconsistent. The Warriors are almost a lock to win their third championship in four years.
James Harden led the Rockets with 32 points. But just shot 12-29 from the field and 2-13 from behind the three-point line. Eric Gordon who started in Chris Paul place added 23 points, and Clint Capela chipped in 20 for a Houston Rockets team. That will be faced with the decision of whether or not they should re-sign Chris Paul to a long-term contract.