According to 538, the Rockets have a 79 percent chance to beat the Warriors. This is still one of the most high-octane teams in the NBA.Golden State put up a gaudy 113.5 points per game during the regular season, despite missing sharpshooter Stephen Curry for long stretches of the season.
Houston though is a 2-point favorite in Game 1 Monday. The Rockets are the top seed in the Western Conference, and it's hard to see how Cleveland, which finished * a href="http://stats.nba.com/teams/advanced/?sort=DEF_RATING&dir=-1&CF=MIN*GE*15&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" *29th in defensive rating (109.5), could slow down Houston's high-powered attack. They have appeared in the NBA Finals the last three years. This is the first time that the Rockets are playing in the Conference Finals since 2015.
National Basketball Association fans all over the world have finally reached their long awaited matchup between the Warriors and the Rockets in the finals.
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Whether the Cavaliers face the Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics, they'll be expected to advance out of the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron has gone on an absolute postseason tear, shooting.553 and averaging 34.3 points per game. Houston definitely has the more talented bench, which could be a deciding factor, but everyone knows the playoffs are about matchups and the Warriors win that battle against anyone and everyone.
That would be an incredible blow to the psyche of James Harden, Chris Paul, and Mike D'Antoni, who have all come up short in the postseason numerous times during their careers.
The Warriors went 1-2 against the Rockets in the regular season, but neither team was ever at their full roster in the games. Finally in their third match up, the Warriors were without Iguodala again and the Rockets were without Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green.