Monday, 28 May, 2018

Chris Paul earned his entire paycheck in Game 5, and then some

NBA playoff MVPs – Ranking LeBron, Harden, Durant and more stars Western Conference Finals is the first for childhood friends Chris Paul, PJ Tucker
Edward Snyder | 10 May, 2018, 14:21

"They present a tough challenge for us and I think playing against New Orleans has kind of prepare us a little bit for it".

Houston won two of three meetings against the Warriors during the regular season.

" JAMES HARDEN, Houston Rockets guard, on how his team-mate Chris Paul (above) can be a big threat to opponents". The Rockets-Warriors series in just 60 seconds Paul said he and Daryl Morey were talking after the game about the trade and how he had chance to opt in to his contract, which is why the Rockets were able to get Tucker on the team.

Curry, who returned for Game 2 after almost six weeks out with a knee injury, knocked down an open 3-pointer midway through the third and raised his hands to get the crowd going, then made another less than two minutes later.

This off-season won't be like previous year with the Gordon Hayward circus, but the longest tenured player on the team, Derrick Favors will be an unrestricted free agent.




Capela serves as the league's leading blocker with 2.8 blocks per game and averages a gnarly 12.2 rebounds per game.

The Golden State Warriors went with their "Death Lineup" again in Game 5.

Houston has been rolling along all season, following up their 65 regular season wins with eight wins in 10 postseason games. The Warriors lost five of their six games as underdogs during the regular season. Before Durant arrived, Paul's Clippers outlasted Golden State in seven games during the 2014 first round. Morey said that he'd like to see the Rockets get the No. 1 seed.

Draymond Green's incredible help defense will also contribute to Golden State's effort to contain Harden and Paul, and Kevin Durant can add some extra length around the rim. At the close of last year's Finals, Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey was famously quoted as saying he'd have to "up his risk profile" if his team was to compete with Golden State. Daryl Morey just might get his wish, as the Rockets and Warriors are set to face off in the Western Conference Finals. This will be Chris Paul's first-career Conference Finals appearance, so that's (another) interesting storyline to keep an eye out for. "Teams like to shoot a lot of threes and get up and down the floor", he said. He played 37.4 minutes per game. "I'll continue to get better, continue to get my timing right, continue to get back to the normal rotation, the normal minutes I'm out there playing and hopefully won't look back". It's an unwritten rule that closeout games are the most hard to win, and with James Harden under the weather, Chris Paul earned his entire season's pay in Game 5.

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