Warriors take crucial Game 1 over Rockets in Western Conference Finals

39;I've defeated the odds.'

Kevin Durant poured in a team-high 37 points as the Golden State Warriors claimed the opening game of the National Basketball Association western conference finals against the Houston Rockets.

Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson also dropped 28 points and hit six threes.

"If that's the game plan they want to stick with, my job is just to make it as tough as possible", said Curry, who had 18 points.

For the most part, we've seen a lot of blowout games throughout the course of the season but something like that is not going to happen against the Golden State Warriors.

However, the Warriors can live with Harden's scoring if they can keep him from creating open looks for the Rockets' 3-point shooters.

The Golden State Warriors are taking on the Houston Rockets right now in the Western Conference Finals, and so far, Kevin Durant has been unstoppable.

Durant was the star man on the court for Golden State, as he finished with 37 points, three rebounds, and an assist on the night after 40 minutes of action, but he arguably could have had more.

"It's better to have it than not.it's important but they've shown they can win away from home, we can win away from home", coach Mike D'Antoni said. The Warriors knew it coming into the series, but the Rockets found out first hand on Monday that there's simply no adjustment or scheme change that an opposing team can implement to stop Durant - save perhaps for a collective prayer that he misses shots in bunches.

But unlike Paddy Power, which was on the hook for an additional $4.96 million when Donald Trump upset Clinton, the Golden Nugget won't pay out a penny if the Rockets upset the Warriors. According to NBA.com stats, Harden led the league with 877 points off isolations during the regular season, with Cleveland's LeBron James (500) the only player who scored even half as many points on such plays. They need to play outraged in Game 2 Wednesday night. He registered 23 total minutes, finishing with eight points on three-of-eight shooting. Eric Gordon had a good bench performance of 15 points.

After Game 2 the series moves to Oracle Arena for games 3 and 4 on Sunday and Tuesday.

But all in all, the Houston Rockets just needed to be BETTER and EXCEL at everything that they do in order to take a game, let alone this series. "He can get you a bucket as well as anybody on earth".

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