Daryl Morey, you are a genius. Any logical basketball fan knew that, barring injuries, Houston and Golden State were going to meet on the battlefield and fight for conference supremacy.
He said so openly and often. "We're not about to run off talking about how bad we want to play somebody", Green said.
The Jazz won 29 of their final 35 regular-season games to claim a playoff spot.
The Rockets don't need to talk anymore. Game 1 is May 14 at Toyota Center.
Meanwhile in Texas, Chris Paul scored 41 points as Houston made sure of their place in the conference finals.
"I'd probably watch all 97 games all over again before we get back".
But the 2015 West finals against the Rockets? They have home court advantage.
"One thing about him is he's not afraid to try things and really apply it". However, we got them. "It didn't because of the guys we got in our locker room and in our coaching staff".
"However, we got them. Now?"
Those comments have sat in the minds of the Warriors for five months. While Klay Thompson put in 23 points, 19 of which came in the first half.
He's scored more than 40 points in two of their 10 games, but he has an unspectacular true shooting percentage of 55.5% in the postseason and he's been held under 20 points twice in this year's playoff run. So even with Durant just two seasons into his part in this Warriors story, do they have the edge and the will to keep it going? He played 37.4 minutes per game. "We just stayed together".
"That stuff has been said for about a year now".
The assessment made here with this Westgate posting is that had the Warriors been healthy all season, they'd have certainly been the top seed in the Western Conference. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) 3. Mitchell finished 9 of 17 on field goals.
He's also kind of a stealth key to the Rockets' success.
How the Warriors defend will be one of the intriguing chess matches of this series.
The Warriors polished off New Orleans in Game 5 last night at Oracle 113 to 104. I feel confident in what I'm able to do out there. Being around him every day isn't a surprise because that's who he is. "His focus is there, his energy, his enthusiasm". (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) 4.
Warriors: Green is the first Warrior to ever average a triple-double in a playoff series.
It's a daunting challenge. The two were crucial in the win against the Jazz, allowing the team to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Andre Iguodala would play shutdown defense, as he normally does. Starting on the road is a positive thing, he said.
Later when Gobert took his turn on the stage, he acknowledged he'd seen Favors wearing the shirt and said, "It's a good-looking kid on the front".
The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors wrapped up their conference semifinals series Tuesday to set up a showdown in the Western Conference finals. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) 5. A year later, the Warriors were winning the first of two titles since.
"I think it's a great picture", Favors said with a smile. "They have great players out there".