Is Houston the Warriors' Toughest Opponent in the Steve Kerr Era?

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Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey are credited with developing the focus on layups at the rim, shots near the basket, and the three-point shot.

After the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports gambling Monday, Warriors' coach Steve Kerr was asked what he thought of the Warriors being underdogs according to Las Vegas odds in Game 1 of the team's Western Conference Finals series against Houston.

Rockets point guard Chris Paul has brought his smack talk for tonight, and he also had something extra for Kevin Durant: an elbow to the backside.

"You look at the shots that the Houston Rockets take and I would say probably about three-fourths of those are in one of those two zones", Greenberg says.

Harden battled him at least in terms of points as he went for 41 of his own, but they came in vastly different ways.

Houston opened the quarter with a three-pointer, cutting the lead to four but back-to-back three-pointers by Klay Thompson gave the Warriors a 92-85 lead with 8:56 remaining in regulation. The Rockets did their best to deny him the ball, but too many times it ended up in his hands in position to score.

Nick Young and Durant would hit three-pointers as Golden State would trail by only one point after the first quarter of play, 30-29.

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Stay with KRON4 for updates and reaction. Jaylen Brown tallied a game-high 23 points to lead Boston to the win, while Marcus Morris added 21. If we want to beat them we have to be mentally sharp. He hit three 3-pointers, attempted six free throws and attacked the rim easily.

Whatever the case, to have any chance (barring an injury to a Warriors star), Game 2 is a must-win for the Rockets. When you go against the champ, you've got to knock them out.

As good as Harden's game was, the Rockets ended up having one significant problem. Thompson had 28 points.

Gordon added a layup for Houston after that, but Golden State scored the next six points, with a 3-pointer from Thompson, to make it 79-70 with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the third. Harden may have finished with more points but it's an absolutely taxing style and he gassed out in the third quarter, which is when the Warriors made their move. Paul just turned 33, not old by normal metrics, but old by National Basketball Association point-guard standards.

Who: Golden State Warriors vs. You know how they get shots off in isolation-type situations, and they're tough to stop.

Harden needs more help from the other guys, but it may not matter.