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Gamethread: Warriors and Rockets clash in Game 1

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The Western Conference Finals are finally here.

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

It’s finally here. After a lengthy wait, the Western Conference Finals have arrived. At long last, it’s time for Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets.

Get pumped.

Much of the discussion has been about who will start for the Warriors, but Steve Kerr is holding his cards close to his chest. It looks like we won’t find out until tip-off who is taking the floor as the fifth starter next to the All-Stars. Could it be JaVale McGee again? Kevon Looney? Andre Iguodala?

Oh, Steve. So it’s gonna go like that, is it?

One of the more interesting tidbits of the day came from Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni, who admitted that Houston is an underdog, despite being the top seed, and having home court advantage.

That sounds like a healthy mindset, but it still puts something of nefarious smile across my face.

Also of note: Kerr was emphatic that Stephen Curry will not be on a minutes restriction, and will only cut the minutes short if Curry’s conditioning dictates it, which certainly doesn’t seem likely.

Get pumped, Dub Nation. It’s time.