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NBA Playoffs: History Between Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors

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Feb 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) scores a basket against Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 102-99 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs: #1 Golden State Warriors vs. #2 Houston Rockets:

Series Preview – The History:

The Rockets and Warriors have matched-up 203 times prior to Game 1 in Oakland on Tuesday, as the two teams prepare for he NBA’s version of the Final Four.

The battle for MVP came down to the last few weeks of the regular-season for James Harden and Stephen Curry. Both players remained on fire for a majority of the season and to the viewer’s delight, the two have been paired in this Western Conference Final. Curry knows this series won’t be easy, he knows Harden will want to show him up and he knows he will have to prove that he deserved that award.

Curry said series could get “chippy” because of past history. #Warriors #Rockets

— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) May 18, 2015

Rockets were the 9th team to ever crawl out of a 3-1 hole and it was against a good Clippers team, they should be tired, right? Wrong. The bench helped pushed the Rockets over the edge, all while Harden sat on the bench in Game 6 and Dwight Howard got rest thanks to his frequent fouling early in games. A one-day break is a rough turn-around, but look what happened after Houston got a few days off while watching Clippers-San Antonio in Round One?

The Western Conference will definitely have the more intriguing finals bout. With the two best players in the league this season, two of the best defensive players in the playoffs in Draymond Green and Trevor Ariza as well as the high possibility of breaking the record for most three-point shot attempts, this series is bound to provide fireworks!

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