The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since the 1974-75 NBA season after beating the Houston Rockets 104-90, in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Warriors closed out the Rockets in five games and set up a match-up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beginning June 4 (June 5 in the Philippines).
After the scariest fall in Game 4 left him with a head contusion, Stephen Curry, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of 2014-15 NBA season, led the Warriors with 26 points in 42 minutes while shooting 7-21 from the field, including 3-11 from three and added eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. Harrison Barnes added 24 points and seven rebounds.
Klay Thompson, despite foul trouble and had to leave the game after he was kneed in the side of the head by Trevor Ariza in the fourth quarter, finished with 20 points in 22 minutes while shooting 8-14 from the field, including 4-6 from three and added a rebounds, four assists and a steal.
Dwight Howard had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, but James Harden, who scored 45 points on Monday, was held to 14 while shooting 2 of 11 from the field, with a playoff-record 13 turnovers.
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