The Golden State Warriors played Game 6 against the Houston Rockets without Kevin Durant and won 118-113. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 33 points and are headed to their fifth straight Western Conference Finals.
Curry’s 33 points all came in the second half as he scored 0 points in the first half. He scored 23 points in the fourth quarter and scored 16 points in the last five minutes of the game. Klay Thompson added 27 points and carried them in the first half when Curry was held scoreless.
This was supposed to be the Rockets game and they let it slip away. They faced the Warriors without Durant and couldn’t win. That has got to hurt because the fruit was there for the taking but the Rockets just couldn’t get a hold of it. Houston needs to reevaluate what they did wrong because they held Curry to 0 points in the first half yet the game was tied at 57.
The Rockets played great defense on Curry the whole series up until the second half of Game 5. Curry went off and won that game for his team and he did the same thing in Game 6. Golden State won because of the team effort and while Curry will be the topic of conversation, his teammates deserve a lot of credit for keeping the game close when Curry wasn’t scoring.
The Warriors will be waiting to face the winner of the Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers series. That series is going to Game 7 and will be taking place at the Nuggets home court. The other main story-line heading into the Western Conference will be Durant’s return and when the Warriors will expect him back.