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In Game 1, the Warriors won, the Rockets lost, but all anyone wanted to talk about was the third team on the floor.In Game 1, the Warriors won, the Rockets lost, but all anyone wanted to talk about was the third team on the floor.

The officiating in the Rockets vs. Warriors series threatens to define the rivalry

Kevin Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 104-100 on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.Kevin Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 104-100 on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.

Durant's 35 points carry Warriors past Rockets in Game 1 - Sportsnet.ca

Kevin Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 104-100 on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.

Durant's 35 points carry Warriors past Rockets in Game 1 - TSN.ca

Rockets star felt there were no-calls, but Warriors were also aggrieved.Rockets star felt there were no-calls, but Warriors were also aggrieved.

Guarding Harden's 3-point attempts series-defining challenge | ABS-CBN Sports

A close game throughout, Game 1's 104-100 Warriors win over the Rockets had it all: tough competition, a game-winning dagger, and drama — lots of drama.Foul or no foul? This game was not short of drama.

5 Clutch Points: Kevin Durant soars in bloodbath Game 1 win vs. Rockets

Foul or no foul? This game was not short of drama.

5 Clutch Points: Kevin Durant soars in bloodbath Game 1 win vs. Rockets

It is time for Houston to slay the beast from Golden State so the Rockets can move on <p>It is time for Houston to slay the beast from Golden State so the Rockets can move on</p>

Smith: Warriors another defining moment for Rockets - HoustonChronicle.com

“After Game 1 loss to Warriors, Rockets' Mike D'Antoni weighs in on the officials not calling fouls on three-point shots: "They just came at halftime and said they missed them. They missed four of them. That's 12 foul shots." https://t.co/IA6lqeuvcv”

Ben Golliver on Twitter: "After Game 1 loss to Warriors, Rockets' Mike D'Antoni weighs in on the officials not calling fouls on three-point shots: "They just came at halftime and said they missed them. They missed four of them. That's 12 foul shots."… https://t.co/Ko13pmfAGN"

“It’s on the @nba competition committee to get rid of the side to side foul. The defender has every right to the space. Offensive players are smart enough to take advantage of this. It’s not on the refs. It’s league stupidity”

Mark Cuban on Twitter: "It’s on the @nba competition committee to get rid of the side to side foul. The defender has every right to the space. Offensive players are smart enough to take advantage of this. It’s not on the refs. It’s league stupidity"

“CP3 got ejected after this wild Rockets final possession 😮 https://t.co/qXqGJ9Yqjo”

SportsCenter on Twitter: "CP3 got ejected after this wild Rockets final possession 😮… "

“Been working on things since 2006 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/DchJM8vl2l”

Daryl Morey on Twitter: "Been working on things since 2006 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯… "

Time to get off on the right foot at Oracle.Time to get off on the right foot at Oracle.

Rockets vs. Warriors Game 1 thread - The Dream Shake

OAKLAND, Calif. - Guard Austin Rivers, a key reserve off the Rockets bench, will be out for Game 1 against the Warriors with an illness.

Rockets guard Austin Rivers ruled out for Game 1 vs. Warriors with illness - Houston Chronicle

The Warriors take 1-0 series lead in a wild finish that saw Chris Paul get ejected.The Warriors take 1-0 series lead in a wild finish that saw Chris Paul get ejected.

Golden State Warriors take 1-0 series lead with 104-100 victory over Houston Rockets

The Rockets star asks for a 'fair chance' from the referees as the Warriors escape with Game 1 of their West semifinals clash The Rockets star asks for a 'fair chance' from the referees as the Warriors escape with Game 1 of their West semifinals clash

Draymond says officiating 'isn't an exact science' as Harden rues calls

Trending News & Rumors for Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer & MoreOAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 104-100 on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.Houston's Chris Paul was ejected with 4.4 seconds left for a second technical. He had rebounded a missed 3-pointer by Harden that could have tied the game with 9 seconds left and was arguing for a foul.Draymond Green added 14 points, nine assists and nine rebounds for the two-time defending champion Warriors, who are meeting the Rockets in the postseason for the fourth time in five years and with Houston having never been victorious.Harden scored 35 points and Eric Gordon 27 after both struggled early finding their shooting strokes for the cold-shooting Rockets. They shot 14 for 47 from long range and were without reserve guard Austin Rivers because of an illness.Harden's three-point play with 40 seconds left pulled Houston within 100-98. Stephen Curry knocked down a 3 on the other end over Nene moments later and finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists.Durant, who had combined for 95 points the previous two games against the Clippers, shot 11 for 25 and made 12 of 15 free throws in his fifth straight 30-point playoff performance - matching his career-best streak accomplished from June 1-12, 2017.Technical fouls on Paul and Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni 2.1 seconds apart in the final minute of the third allowed the Warriors to take an 83-76 lead into the final 12 minutes after Durant converted the free throws.Game 2 is Tuesday night back at Oracle Arena.Klay Thompson scored 13 points on a sprained right ankle.Both Curry and Thompson had been listed as questionable nursing tender right ankles after they each sprained them in Game 6 against the Clippers on Friday night. Curry was cleared beforehand but Thompson had to go through warmups before Golden State's medical staff determined he was fine to play.Coach Steve Kerr went with Andre Iguodala over 7-foot center Andrew Bogut in the starting five to go smaller out of the gates against the Rockets - the group Kerr has called his best lineup.Iguodala picked up two quick fouls and Kevon Looney entered and made his first three shots.These West powerhouses fought through a seven-game series in last year's Western Conference finals, when Golden State rallied from a 3-2 deficit to win Game 7 on Houston's home floor.Paul is on a mission after he sat out the final two games because of an injured right hamstring he hurt in Game 5. He had 17 points Sunday.The Rockets missed their final 27 3-pointers in the deciding 2018 game and came out cold again.When Houston missed a 3 on its initial shot of the game, Golden State fan Jones Castro yelled ''O for 28!'' He added an ''O for 29!'' moments later and the Rockets missed their first eight from deep overall before Harden connected at the 4:35 mark of the first.Houston was 1 for 14 from deep in the first and fell behind 28-19. Gordon missed his first six 3s.Green picked up his third technical of the postseason 3:13 before halftime and would receive an automatic suspension if he reaches seven.FAMILIAR FOEWith the Warriors having such a quick turnaround from winning Game 6 on the road, it's nice to know Houston so well.Aside from last year's West final, Golden State beat the Rockets in 2015 on the way to the finals and their first championship in 40 years.''I think it helps us given we only had 36 hours between series,'' Kerr said. ''If you're only going to have that much time to prepare for somebody we'd like to know them pretty well.''The Rockets had since Wednesday after closing out the Jazz in five games and flew into the Bay Area on Friday night to get ready.D'Antoni wasn't counting on the early arrival giving the Rockets an advantage.DEFENDING KDDurant scored 45 and a playoff career-high 50 points his previous two games against the Clippers.''You're assuming you can defend him,'' D'Antoni said before the game. ''That's an assumption nobody knows yet.''With his first basket, Durant (1,281) passed Wilt Chamberlain (1,246) for fifth place on the Warriors' all-time postseason scoring list.TIP-INSRockets: The Rockets forced eight turnovers in the first quarter that led to 10 points. But Houston shot so poorly it had just one assist. ... Houston is 5-13 against the Warriors in the playoffs dating to the 2015 postseason.Warriors: An MRI exam on Thompson's ankle Saturday showed no significant damage. Kerr knew Thompson would do everything in his power to play, no matter the pain. ''The guy's pain tolerance is incredible with his toughness and willingness to play through injury,'' Kerr said. ''We know what Klay is all about but we have to be wise and look at the big picture, too.'' ... Golden State committed 20 total turnovers. ... The Warriors are 17-1 in Game 1s dating to the 2015 title run, losing a series opener only in the 2016 Western Conference finals vs. Oklahoma City when Durant was still on the Thunder. ... DeMarcus Cousins sat on the bench for the first time since tearing his left quadriceps muscle in Game 2 vs. Los Angeles.

Kevin Durant scored 35 points as the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.Kevin Durant scored 35 points as the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.

Kevin Durant inspires Golden State Warriors past Houston Rockets | Daily Mail Online

Will the Rockets continue their regular season dominance of the Warriors when the teams meet on the road in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday afternoon?Will the Rockets continue their regular season dominance of the Warriors when the teams meet on the road in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday afternoon?

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 4-28-2019

Draymond Green had a funny answer to a question about James Harden on Sunday night. The lack of foul calls in the Rockets' favor was the story of the GoldenDraymond Green had a funny answer to a question about James Harden on Sunday night. The lack of foul calls in the Rockets' favor was the story of the Golden State Warriors' Game 1 win over Houston in the Western Conference semifinals series. Harden said that he didn't think the referees calle

Draymond Green has funny answer to James Harden question | Larry Brown Sports

Here's how to watch the Rockets vs Warriors Game 1 live stream online without cable.Here's how to watch the Rockets vs Warriors Game 1 live stream online without cable.

Rockets vs Warriors Game 1 Live Stream: How to Watch | Heavy.com

Here's how to watch the Rockets vs Warriors Game 1 live stream online without cable.Here’s how to watch the Rockets vs Warriors Game 1 live stream online without cable.

Rockets vs Warriors Game 1 Live Stream: How to Watch Without Cable – Heavy.com