Warriors prepare for rested Harden, Houston in West rematch

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Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinal between the Warriors and the Rockets was about as heated and contentious as it gets.

The Houston Rockets have been waiting to get a rematch for nearly a year and now they have their chance for revenge after taking down the Utah Jazz in five games in the first round.

"I don't know yet". After a scramble for the ball ended up in a ruling of Warriors' possession, Paul argued and made contact with an official.

They're clearly betting on the Warriors getting through or else they'd stick around Houston a little longer.

Golden State rallied from a 3-2 deficit to beat the Rockets on the road in Game 7. Harden scrounged up everything he could get and Gordon stepped up with 27 points.

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The report had plenty of findings, but all eyes were on a late potential non-call that could've changed the outcome of the first game of the series.

James Harden, the NBA's master of drawing fouls, agreed. "I ain't trying to hear that".

The Rockets had a 17-point lead in Game 6 and a 15-point lead in Game 7, but couldn't finish the job. No, but Kevin's run this past week has just been off the charts. And while the voting results there won't be known until June 24, the only results that truly matter right now to both players are the ones that were determined on Sunday - and the ones that are coming on Tuesday. "He's one of the most skilled basketball players to ever play the game".

"That's what I want", Capela said Wednesday of the Warriors. "I'm not starting now".

The two-time MVP has also been listed as questionable for Game 1 against Houston.

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Like with instant replay, there must be clear and conclusive video evidence in order to make a determination that a play was incorrectly officiated.

"You think about what these guys are doing night after night after night, taking everybody's best shot, playing deep into June - it's actually surprising that we haven't had more of those nights over those years", coach Steve Kerr said.

Paul is on a mission after he sat out the final two games because of an injured right hamstring he hurt in Game 5. Game 1 would be scheduled for 12:30 p.m. PT if the Warriors can close out the Clippers.

Durant scored 45 and a playoff career-high 50 points his previous two games against the Clippers. "I don't have a clue what happened the last 20 seconds", D'Antoni said.

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