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Warriors vs Rockets Game 2, 2015 NBA Playoffs: Golden State looks to defend home court again

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The battle rages on in an exciting game 2 match-up where our Golden State Warriors take a 1 game lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. (my first WCF game preview!).

Series: Warriors lead 1-0
TV: ABC / Radio: KNBR 1050
Arena: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Tip-Off: 6pm PST
Blog Buddy: The Dream Shake

WGBC

Just a friendly reminder: 7 wins to a ‘ship!

Tuesday night's victory had it’s thrills, chills and excitement. The Rockets just didn’t have enough to close it out. Can the Warriors get another win at home to take the series two games to none?

The atmosphere’s going to be wild at the Roaracle tonight so let’s get it started Dub Nation!

The Houston Rockets:
The Rockets definitely had a shot at sneaking a win at Warriors Ground last night. I just can't underestimate these guys, let alone any team we've faced in the post season. Houston had their moments, their star player James Harden had an incredible night with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Trevor Ariza was making shots to keep it close. It's still uncertain if Dwight Howard will play tonight due to a sprained left knee. It'll be interesting to see what Kevin McHale and the Rockets have up their sleeves.


Roaracle

...Believe that!

What we need to see tonight from Golden State:

Stephen Curry needs to continue his dominance on the court. Whether it's hitting insane shots, working the floor and making plays happen he's proving why he's the MVP.

We have the weapons to outplay Houston. It all depends on how well we shoot and play defense. Draymond's defensive presence has been a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs. If small ball is played right, we can see another win from Golden State.

We got a deep bench, let's use them to our strengths and matchups. Livingston was such a huge contributor Tuesday night. Be on the look out for what Barbosa does on the court and hopefully Andre Iguodala will have a good set of shot selections tonight.

Control the tempo of the game and don't play sloppy. We're gonna miss shots — it happens. Let's just not have a repeat of Tuesday's first quarter. Let's also keep those turnovers down tonight and keep things moving.

Harden's going to be a beast as he is every night. He's going to get a lot of open looks and try and make as many open shots as he can. Whether it's double teaming him or sticking to him like glue, lets force him to make mistakes.

Splash! Let's see a lot of three's! Nuff' said!

It's going to be on tonight!


Predictions:

  • Stephen Curry closes out with a 30+ point game, 7+ assists and a pair of rebounds.
  • Klay Thompson's gonna show up and complement Steph's brilliance
  • Harrison Barnes is like a Ninja, just keep scoring on the hush
  • Barbosa, Livingston and Lee are tonights X-factors for a win
  • Warriors take the win by 7... in overtime!