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Warriors vs. Rockets Game 2 final score: Golden State hangs on to beat Houston, 99-98

The Warriors held on to win against the Rockets and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

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The Golden State Warriors gave us a thriller tonight en route to a 99-98 win and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals over the Houston Rockets.

And once again, the outcome came down to the All-NBA stars battling it out until the very last moment.

Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 33 points on 13-for-21 shooting from the field, including five threes. Curry got things started off right with four threes in the first quarter. Not to be outdone, Rockets guard James Harden scored 12 of his game-high 38 points in the second quarter to head into halftime with the game all tied up. Yet in the end, it was Curry's ability to make the right decisions down the stretch and Harden's inability to make anything materialize on the last possession of the game that determined the outcome of this game.

Key for the Warriors was the play of Andrew Bogut, an NBA All-Defense team member who had a game-high five blocks to go along with 14 points and countless box outs and screens that helped the Warriors maximize possessions and limit the efficiency of the Rockets.

The series will now head to Houston where the Warriors will try to take a 3-0 lead in Game 3, which begins at 6 p.m. PST on Saturday.

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