Houston Rockets get Embarrassed by Golden State Warriors in Game 3

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots as Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, left, defends during the second half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool) Saying that the Houston Rockets were embarrassed Saturday night by the Golden State Warriors honestly might be an understatement...
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Warriors Survive Late Rockets Surge, Earn 2-0 Lead in Western Conference Finals

Thursday at Oracle Arena, Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden found everything he wanted—except the game-winning shot. Harden torched the Golden State Warriors for 38 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals, but the Dubs squeaked out a 99-98 victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompsonâ€...
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In this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs

Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week. Perhaps they've finally come to accept that the days of packing the paint are over. In this generation, offense is predicated on space, passing and plenty of 3-point shooting. Never has that been more apparent than in these playoffs. The...
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Here’s James Harden Taking Out His Anger on Some Curtains

Down 99-98 in the final seconds, James Harden had the opportunity to steal Game 2 from the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, Harden made a questionable pass in transition to a trailing Dwight Howard before getting the ball back in a precarious position, allowing Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to trap: After the game, Harden opted to take our his frustrations on some poor curtains...
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Warrior News: Curry & Thompson Named to All-NBA Teams

Not much of a surprise here for two of the biggest staples of the 67-win team. According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, Stephen Curry was selected to the All-NBA First Team, and Klay Thompson was selected to the All-NBA Third Team: All-NBA teams announced: pic.twitter.com/1zmKZUedCu — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 21, 2015   This is great news for a Warriors organization...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron, Kyrie, and Tristan amongst Conference Finals best

With the Cleveland Cavaliers starting their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night, Jason McIntyre from The Big Lead released the names of his ten best players in the NBA’s Conference Finals. Three Cleveland players highlight the list, which is the second most of the four remaining teams (Golden State has four). The Cavaliers who made the list...
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Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors: 3 Biggest Keys to Game 1

The No. 2-seeded Houston Rockets will enter the vaunted Oracle Arena looking to spring an upset on the Golden State Warriors, who finished the regular season with the NBA’s best record, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Houston rebounded from a 3-1 deficit to bounce the Los Angeles Clippers from the postseason, so the Rockets must be flying high after that series. But...
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Western Conference Finals - NBA 2K15 Simulation

The Houston Rockets were swept by Golden State Warriors in their 4 games during the NBA regular season.  Steph Curry averaged 25.8 points and made 51% of his 3pt shots (14-27).  Klay Thompson dropped 21 points per game in the series, but shot just 25.9% from beyond the arc (7-27).   James Harden scored 25 points per game during the regular season against the Warriors, but like...
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Rockets-Warriors Roundtable: Previewing The West Finals

Editor’s Note: Crossover Chronicles is happy to welcome two special guests to a roundtable on the Western Conference finals between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors. Joining us are special guests Raphielle Johnson and Aaron Torres, whose analysis will lead off our examination of this series. The other five panelists for this roundtable are Crossover Chronicles writers...
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Rockets-Warriors Roundtable: Previewing The West Finals

Editor’s Note: Crossover Chronicles is happy to welcome two special guests to a roundtable on the Western Conference finals between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors. Joining us are special guests Raphielle Johnson and Aaron Torres, whose analysis will lead off our examination of this series. The other five panelists for this roundtable are Crossover Chronicles writers...
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Golden State Warriors: Why They Will Win The West

(Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… As the 4th quarter of game 6 between the Clippers and Rockets got underway, I, like everyone else that aren’t Rockets fanatics, thought we would see an all California Western Conference Finals. The Clippers built a 19 point lead in the 3rd and entering that final...
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Warriors, not Cavaliers, favorites to win NBA championship

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The Golden State Warriors are the odds-on favorites to win the 2015 NBA championship. Heading into the conference finals, the Warriors are 4-7 favorites to win the championship, according to Bovada. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 13-5, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at 9-1, and the Houston Rockets at 10-1. Golden State and the Rockets...
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Golden State Warriors: Time for the Rockets

The Western Conference Finals are set. The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are ready to face-off in the Western Conference Finals starting Tuesday. On paper this series looks very intriguing, however, this should be a one-sided affair with the Warriors winning in five. Barring a Los Angeles Clippers-like collapse, the Golden State Warriors will be in the NBA Finals. They...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors beat Grizzlies, advance to West Finals

The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the Western Conference Finals after beating the Memphis Grizzlies 108-95 in Game 6 Friday night. Stephen Curry was 8 of 13 from beyond the arc, scoring 32 points, while Klay Thompson added 20 points. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 21 points and 15 rebounds.  Vince Carter had 16 points and three rebounds. Shot of the night, Curry, who had...
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Thompson, Curry help Warriors pound Grizzlies, take 3-2 series lead

  Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Curry scored 18 points on six 3-pointers and added a career-playoff high six steals to go with seven rebounds and five assists...
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Memphis Grizzlies Dull Golden State’s Shine in Another Dominant Win

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) shoots between Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31) and guard Stephen Curry (30) in the first half of Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series in Memphis, Tenn. (Mandatory Credit: Mark Humphrey/AP) After a sub-par game two in Oakland—especially from newly crowned NBA MVP Stephen Curry—the disappointments...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Golden State Warriors Are Girlie Men Who Shoot Jumpers, And Other Moments Of Deep Hurting

Does Not Analyze The NBASo the Golden State Warriors are now down 2-1 to the underdog Grizzlies, and I spent most of the entire game wondering just who the hell was in their uniforms, especially in the first half, on defense. Not to throw shade on the home team, who are truly playing very well and all, but...> Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson went 6 for 11 from the freaking free...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis vs. Errbody: Grizzlies take 2-1 Lead on Warriors

Marc Gasol was kind enough to tell Klay Thompson to “Get That Shot Outta Here!” Photo courtesy of Warren Roseborough. As expected, FedExForum was a madhouse on Saturday night for Game 3 vs. the Golden State Warriors. The questions were what you would expect: Could the Grizzlies duplicate the oppressive defense that led to a Game 2 victory in Oakland? Was Golden State’s rough...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors-Grizzlies Preview

Led by Mike Conley's return and Tony Allen's defense, the Memphis Grizzlies dimmed the Golden State Warriors' aura of invincibility for the first time this postseason. As the series shifts to Memphis for Game 3, the Grizzlies face the tough task of repeating their winning formula Saturday night against a Warriors team that has lost back-to-back games only once since January. "We...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson Was The Most Improved Player

Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… In possibly the least surprising award race of the year, Jimmy Butler collected the Most Improved Player honors. Before reading the rest of this article you must know that I am not campaigning for the trophy to be pried from Butler’s hand, nor am I saying he didn’t deserve it. I’m just...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson on if Tony Allen is in his head: "Come on, man"

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one of the best wing scorers in the NBA. So what happens when the two clash? So far, Allen has gotten the better of Thompson, holding him to just 13 points on 6-for-15 shooting in a Game 2 loss.  Allen isn't afraid to talk on the court, which led some...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green, Klay Thompson finish in top-five for Most Improved Player

At least when it comes to individual awards, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green always seems to be the bridesmaid. After finishing second to San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard for Defensive Player of the Year, Green also finished second to Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler for Most Improved Player.Klay Thompson, who was a popular candidate for Most Improved Player...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson is living a nightmare against the Grizzlies

Golden State's All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson is almost impossible to defend. He's as good a shooter as just about anyone in the league (43.9 percent from deep on 7.1 attempts per game this season), and at 6'7" can post up smaller guards trying to swarm him on the perimeter. But the Memphis Grizzlies are built to lock down opposing wings, and that's exactly what they did...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Allen hilariously chants ‘first team all-defense’ after steals (Video)

Tony Allen is one of the best defensive players in the NBA, and he is not at all shy about letting everyone know it. Even when he’s in the middle of playing a game. Allen played some lock-down defense on Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, forcing the...Read More
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry wins NBA MVP over James Harden, LeBron James

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the NBA announced today. The 6-3 guard becomes the second Warriors player to win the award, joining Wilt Chamberlain. Curry totaled 1,198 points, including 100 of 130 first-place votes, from a panel of 129 sportswriters and broadcasters. ...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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