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Chris Paul finally reaches conference finals as Rockets advance

Chris Paul finally reaches conference finals as Rockets advance

The NBA Finals start May 31.

The Celtics rolled over Philadelphia in five games to reach the conference finals, and they got a massive series from Jayson Tatum.

Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and the Rockets tips off in Houston on Monday night at 9 p.m. EDT with live TV coverage in the United States on TNT.

James Harden and Chris Paul have been the stars for the Rockets team that cruised past Utah Jazz in the playoff semi-finals, but Barkley believes the two could come up short when they come up against Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Brad Stevens is the best coach in this series and probably in the National Basketball Association, but James' adaptability in real-time can limit that edge.

Cavs catalyst LeBron James continues to show why he's still the best on the planet.

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Houston's James Harden seems like the probable victor of the NBA's MVP award this season, with the only other realistic candidate for top honors probably LeBron James.

Kerr is often mum about lineup changes, and has yet to discuss whether the Hampton 5 will start against the Rockets, but they will see the court together and when they do it'll be the first time these Rockets have faced them. "It's a nice feeling to have and to go into a series with". And who doesn't want that?

"Oh, we're about to get some rest", James told ESPN.

In their careers against the Rockets, Steph Curry averaged 22.6 points per game on 47 percent shooting overall and 40 percent from deep, with Kevin Durant 26.7 points per game on 48 percent shooting overall and 40 percent from deep. As a result, the Over/Under point total for Game 1 has been set at 224 points. All that matters now is that the Rockets find a way to win the championship. "I think I'm not supposed to say that, but we're basically obsessed with 'How do we beat the Warriors?'"

As The Athletic's Anthony Slater revealed, Kerr was asked about the Rockets' hunger to get a title, considering they don't have one, compared to the Warriors, who already have two. And with five days before Game 1, the anticipation will only grow - as will the opportunities for both sides to get their licks in.

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Can Chris Paul and James Harden lead the Houston Rockets to the NBA Finals? He put us all on his back and said listen: "'I got us'".

This is the first time since 2014 - a span of 15 series - where Golden State will have to play Game 1 on the road.

Now, the Rockets are slated to take on the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals and the question about which team wants to move on to the NBA Finals more has necessarily been batted around.

The problem for the Rockets is Capela is too important to be hidden defensively against a Warriors offense that does not need the high pick-and-roll to thrive. They're fine either scoring off the bounce, swinging the ball to the other player with a defense off-kilter or finding a three-point gunner open in the corner as Capela rim-rolls a la Amar'e Stoudemire.

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Avenatti included a story on the group of executives meeting with Trump for dinner in Davos from FiercePharma . Leon is expected to issue his decision on June 12, though he has said it could come earlier.


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