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Houston Rockets: 3 keys to winning the Western Conference Finals

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors defends against Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors defends against Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets
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The Houston Rockets will face their biggest challenge yet in the Western Conference Finals. Here are 3 keys to defeating the Golden State Warriors.

The Houston Rockets have craved this opportunity since last summer. And now it’s here.

When the Rockets made the trade for Chris Paul and signed Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker, Daryl Morey made it clear that he was going for a championship. With Golden State in the midst of what could be a dynasty, a lot of teams around the NBA are just focusing on developing their young talent. They don’t think that they have a chance at winning it all with the Warriors in the way.

But Daryl Morey constructed this team with the purpose of beating the Warriors. In fact, Morey told ESPN Radio’s The Ryen Russillo Show that he was obsessed with trying to figure out how to beat the defending champions.

“It’s the only thing we think about. I think I’m not supposed to say that, but we’re basically obsessed with ‘How do we beat the Warriors?’

The Rockets can score with the Warriors, shoot 3s with the Warriors and now they have the pieces to defend like the Warriors. This series will come down to determination and grit. Whichever team comes up with the most 50/50 balls will have the best shot at advancing to the NBA Finals.

The Rockets have a huge challenge ahead of them, but if there’s one team that can defeat Golden State, its Houston. Here are the three keys for the Rockets to defeat the Warriors in the conference finals.

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