Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala has second opinion on knee injury,

Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala has second opinion on knee injury,

When the Golden State Warriors lost Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to the Rockets last week to send them to the brink of elimination they vowed to be back in Houston for Game 7.

The Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year after defeating the Houston Rockets 101-92 in a thrilling Game 7.

The MVP frontrunner promptly got skewered on social media for the perceived lack of sportsmanship. Former Rockets player Mario Elie stepped onto the basketball court to take the first shot, his famous 'Kiss of Death, ' at the start of Game 7.

For the game, Houston shot 7 for 44 from behind the arc.

Against a mere mortal, you might be able to get away with the shenanigans the Warriors have been pulling.

But the big story in, and the big problem for, Houston will be the injury to superstar guard Chris Paul, who missed Game 6 - when the Rockets had an opportunity to wrap up the series - with a hamstring injury.

And since Paul was relegated to a sideline motivator role for the final two games, the burden Harden carries into the offseason for this latest setback is magnified.

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Well, here we go again. Love suffered a concussion in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, forcing him to miss Game 7 of that matchup.

On Monday morning, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala was having a hard time being sidelined deep into the playoffs.

P.J. Tucker's corner triple late in the game was the Rockets' only made basket from distance after halftime, an ugly 1-for-21 effort that precipitated their collapse from an earlier 15-point lead.

That being said, chances are that the Warriors will win this series, probably handily - they defeated a vastly superior Cavs team a year ago in five games.

The Rockets should be really, really good once again.

Warriors: Curry went to the locker room with trainers between the first and second quarters, but returned to the bench with about 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter and soon returned to the game. Why did they stop attacking the basket after the first half? "I know it was the adrenaline", Green told ESPN. "I don't have much else to say". That was the same game they broke the record for most threes in a season.

The Rockets had a historically poor shooting night in Game 7. Houston will be haunted by some of those missed open looks as well as Paul's injury.

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