With last night's 104-90 win, the Golden State Warriors advance to the NBA Finals, where they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Houston started off on the right foot, jumping out to a 22-17 lead after the first quarter. But trouble emerged in the second quarter as the Rockets got out scored 35-24, and the Warriors never looked back. Compounding the problem was Houston's James Harden. His night started off right, stealing the ball away twice to begin the game. But his dream night turned into a nightmare, turning the ball over a playoff record 13 times, and shot an ice-cold 2-for-11 from the field. His only saving grace was his 10 for 13 from the free throw line.
It was a series that never really wanted to go the Rockets' way. With the exception of Game 4's win to extend the series one more game, the Warriors were fully in control.
The Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals, who swept the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference final. It will be a long week of rest and Lebron James references on sports talk and highlight shows, as Game 1 of the NBA Finals is slated for next Thursday, June 4th at 9PM.
NBA FINALS SCHEDULE
All games to air on ABC (locally, WTEN ABC 10)
GAME 1: Cleveland at Golden State - Thurs 6/4, 9PM
GAME 2: Cleveland at Golden State - Sun 6/7, 8PM
GAME 3: Golden State at Cleveland - Tues 6/9, 9PM
GAME 4: Golden State at Cleveland - Thurs 6/11, 9PM
GAME 5: Cleveland at Golden State - Sun 6/14, 8PM*
GAME 6: Golden State at Cleveland - Tues 6/16, 9PM*
GAME 7: Cleveland at Golden State - Fri 6/19, 9PM*
* - if necessary