In the two postseason games that ended on May 9th, the Rockets and Warriors eliminated jazz and cricket, respectively. Both teams also advanced to the Western Conference finals with a score of 4-1. NBA officials announced the Western Conference finals schedule for the first time. As follows:
Tuesday, May 15 at 9:00 Rockets at home
Thursday, May 17 at 9:00 Rockets at home
Monday, May 21st, 8 :00 Warriors Home
Wednesday May 23 9:00 Warriors Home
Friday May 25th 9:00 Rockets home (if necessary)
Sunday, May 27th 9:00 Warriors home (if necessary)
Tuesday May 29th 9:00 Rockets home (if necessary)
This season, the Rockets Paul, Tucker and Bamot were introduced. At the beginning of the season, there were people who worried about Paul's ability to integrate into the Rockets. After all, he and Harden needed the ball. However, Paul quickly dismissed the outside world's doubts. When he and Harden played at the same time, the Rockets' winning percentage was very high.
Danny Anthony, who is good at running and running, is very good at advancing the Rockets' offense. If the rockets before the season were single-core runaways, Paul would have two leading players after he joined. The roar of the Rockets seems to go on, because Harden and Paul will have at least one person on the court.
More importantly, Morey's "ball theory" has been enriched. In the past, the Rockets’ three-point percentage and layup accounted for the majority of the offensive ratio, which was a big loss in the 2017 Western Conference. Popovich at the time grabbed the "Matchball Theory" goal, grabbed the Rockets' three-pointer and layup, letting the Rockets make a midrange attack. And now, Paul is a middle distance player. Harden and D'Antoni all praised Paul's midfielder. Harden even said that Paul's midrange is like a layup. Of course, Harden himself has also progressed. He developed a three-point mark for his withdrawal and effectively prevented opponents from interfering.
The Warriors, they suffered more injuries in the regular season. As the season progressed, they gradually abandoned the idea of competing for the top spot in the Western Conference. After finishing with a record of 58 wins and 24 losses, he ranked second in the West.
During the regular season, the Warriors appeared to have fallen more than before, and many of the more backward games were no longer desperately trying to get back. In the first round of the playoffs, due to the promotion of sweeping status,In the second round, many people think that the Warriors will suffer in the deaf. However, the Warriors immediately blocked the mouth of the doubter.
Green, Iguodala, Livingston have all become energetic, and people have to be amazed that they used to be "pretend to be dead." In one game, when the Warriors' players strengthened their defense, they prevented the players from making mistakes. In the fourth round of the second round series, Durant played extremely aggressively.
However, the Warriors have a problem that must be mentioned, that is, the two players are sometimes too humility. In the third round of the second round of the series, Curry ushered in its first start after returning. In that game, Curry obviously did not adapt to the rhythm of the playoffs. However, Durant still wants to try to help Curry into the game, he is not aggressive enough. Fortunately, Greenland sent a message to Durant after the game to encourage him to be aggressive. In the subsequent fourth game, Durant played very firmly, blasting 38 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot.
The Rockets and Warriors are also the two most favored teams in the world. People think that no matter which team is out of the west, it is very likely that they will win the final championship. This is a series that is bound to be fantastic.