Chris Paul's addition to the Houston Rockets is a gamechanger. Now speaking, the franchise finds themselves down three games to one in this best-of-seven series to the Golden State Warriors and are a mere loss away from playoff elimination.
And let's be thankful they did. While we have to give the players a lot of credit for being where they are now, the genius that is Brad Stevens is the main reason for Boston's success this postseason.
Both teams they've played against thus far during this years playoffs were considered huge favorites to win the series due to their advantage in the talent department.
Golden State's offense appears to be running on all cylinders at the moment.
While Houston was overhauling the roster last summer, the Warriors. well, they did just about nothing. Golden State has a ton of weapons and Durant had a big game in Game 4: can the Warriors get Thompson back on track in this one? The Warriors have been in this position and beyond time and time again.
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Last month, a seven-year-old girl was also raped and murdered during a wedding ceremony in the village of Etah in Uttar Pradesh. Inspector general Shambhu Thakur said: "We are on the case and we promise the family that the guilty won't be spared".
Finally, the matchup the West has been waiting for. Trying to beat the Warriors at their own game sealed their fate. "Everybody is already talking about Warriors-Rockets".
"You've got to do what's best for your team". That's the only way you're going to find a way to win. Steph Curry rebounded from a slothful Game 3 to scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting. When Curry made his return to the court in Game 2 of this second-round series with a 28-point eruption, the Pelicans still remained in the hunt deep into the contest, trailing by one point with seven-plus minutes left in regulation. Not only was he aggressive, but also efficient, shooting 15-27 from the field.
Golden State averages 19.0 fast break points per game, which ranks first in the league.
On Tuesday, Curry kept getting better.
"It was an emotional, insane game", said Paul, who is in his first season with the Rockets. "You've got to be who you are".
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Since that time, no deaths have been reported among those hospitalised or among health workers treating the ill, it said. Scientists believe that bats are responsible for the spread of the virus over long distances.
The NBA playoffs continued in the West with two Game 5s. Hopefully the Pelicans realize this - Gentry seems to, if his postgame comments are any indication - and they continue their defensive game plan, with perhaps some small modifications, the rest of the series. Thompson is putting up 21 points per game. Warriors games have a slight tendency to finish over the total (49.5 percent).
"If he feels the need to do something like that about basketball, then I feel bad for him", Green said in response to a question about fearing for his safety during games. The Pelicans surely won't lay over and die, though, so the defending champs can't take them lightly and expect a cakewalk. In fact, Betfair Sports has posted very lopsided odds in favor of Golden State at 1.12, while the Pelicans are at 7.00. Not much figures to shake them, even against a great team like the Rockets.
Golden State should have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Rockets desperately want to get past the Warriors.
This conference finals series will be no different. They've been plotting to do so for about a full year now.
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Justify became only the second horse to win the Derby after not racing as a two-year-old, the other being Apollo in 1882. Audible and Good Magic, who both raced in Louisville and finished in the money, are at 5-1 and 6-1 odds, respectively.