Warriors v Rockets: Three things that will decide semi-final series

Dwyane Wade and Donovan Mitchell

If the Clippers can somehow manage to overcome what was once a 3-1 series deficit, it would have to be considered among the greatest upsets in sports history. You don't think there were 10 calls where we thought we got fouled.

The report had plenty of findings, but all eyes were on a late potential non-call that could've changed the outcome of the first game of the series. If Game 1 proved anything, it's that whichever team does a better job playing to its ideal will get a decisive edge. But a 45-point display from Kevin Durant could not mask a shoddy Warriors defensive performance which the Clippers exploited to claw the series back to 3-2 as the teams head to Los Angeles for game six.

The Rockets believe they are being cheated by National Basketball Association officials, claiming that the failure of referees to call fouls in their favor occurred last May in the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors and that, 11 months later, they are still victims of inequality.

They're clearly betting on the Warriors getting through or else they'd stick around Houston a little longer.

Golden State opened up the series in its death lineup (with Andre Iguodala starting in place of a traditional center), which should have been the green light Capela needed to clock in early on the glass but, instead, Capela played hooky.

In that case, the Rockets will remain in San Francisco and practice there Sunday.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in big trouble over Prince Louis
The official Instagram for the royal couple, aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , shared three photos of Prince Louis on Monday.

Harden averaged 27.8 points in the first round against the Jazz, but he struggled at times to get going offensively. It's a seven-game series and you've got to play, and defend with some urgency. "You're just not just going to come in and blow these guys away".

No team can hang with the Warriors when they're focused and motivated, but at times they were looking past the Clippers and it cost them a couple of games that would be disastrous from this point onwards with the level of competition stepping up.

"We understand tendencies and things like that and knowing we put ourselves in that position", Curry said. "I'm confident, as I was when we were 11-14, that we'll give them a run".

While both Curry and Thompson will be in action, the question becomes how badly they are hampered by their respective ankle injuries. 'I knew they weren't going to go down without a fight.

"No matter what anybody does, he can get a good shot", Kerr said. "I don't know, I don't know".

Related News:

  • What channel is Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano on?

    What channel is Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano on?

    As for Bale , who is expected to leave in the summer, "at the end of the season you will see what we are going to do". It is the same for many players because they know that this club is important", Zidane said.
    4 injured in shooting at California synagogue

    4 injured in shooting at California synagogue

    A hospital said it's treating four people injured in the shooting but didn't know the extent of their injuries. The Poway synagogue shooting comes just six months after a gunman killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue.
    Selena Gomez Instagram Clue Taylor Swift Music

    Selena Gomez Instagram Clue Taylor Swift Music

    Swift proved the rumours were true as she turned up to take pics and say hi to hundreds of fans in the city's Gulch neighbourhood. The songs includes the lyrics "I'm the only one of me baby, that's the fun of me", "You're the only one of you".
  • Is Don McGahn the Biggest Threat to the White House?

    Is Don McGahn the Biggest Threat to the White House?

    President Trump said earlier this week that he would not comply with Congressional attempts to question administration officials. Overall results have a 3.5-percentage-point margin of sampling error for the full sample.
    Williams' Russell to miss FP2 after manhole mayhem

    Williams' Russell to miss FP2 after manhole mayhem

    The first practice session at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was cancelled after a loose manhole cover damaged George Russell's auto . We have a lot to investigate going forward, but maybe it's one of those mysterious weekends, which happen.
    Raptors carry edge heading into Game 1 against 76ers

    Raptors carry edge heading into Game 1 against 76ers

    They will take away driving lanes from a Philly team that already struggles with floor spacing, making good looks at a premium. Are we playing like s-- now? Caris LeVert was the only starter in double figures for the Nets, scoring 18 points.
  • Avengers: Endgame beats box office records with $1.2bn debut

    Avengers: Endgame beats box office records with $1.2bn debut

    Will Endgame break the ultimate box-office record? But no one could have predicted it would smash massive records so quickly. Avengers Endgame has been one of the most awaited films of 2019, and its performance at the box office highlights the same.
    Donald Trump pulls U.S.  out of Arms Trade Treaty

    Donald Trump pulls U.S. out of Arms Trade Treaty

    Trump's announcement triggered a sharp rebuke from one British lawmaker and condemnation from human rights groups. Its weapons sales are 58 per cent higher than Russian Federation , the world's second largest exporter.
    N’Keal Harry Once Shattered Backboard With Dunk During High School Game

    N’Keal Harry Once Shattered Backboard With Dunk During High School Game

    This time Mayfield's heir took followed suit with Kyler Murray selected as the first overall pick to the Arizona Cardinals . After a number of surprises, some trades and 32 selections, we can take a quick breath and look back at what happened.
  • Alex Hales Shouldn’t Be Anywhere Near The WC Squad: Michael Vaughan

    Alex Hales Shouldn’t Be Anywhere Near The WC Squad: Michael Vaughan

    England supporters want a nice, smooth approach to this World Cup but we know England cricket and it's unlikely to go that way. England will be playing ODIs against Ireland and Pakistan ahead of the World Cup.
    Canadian capital Ottawa declares state of emergency as waters swell

    Canadian capital Ottawa declares state of emergency as waters swell

    Image taken from a helicopter shows water flowing over the hydroelectric dam at Bell Falls in Quebec's western Laurentians. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario systems are expected to keep rising rapidly this week.
    Prince William meets with Christchurch survivors during New Zealand visit

    Prince William meets with Christchurch survivors during New Zealand visit

    Al Noor mosque Imam Gamel Fouda, Ms Ardern , MP Megan Woods and Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel welcomed the Duke at the mosque. William also visited the Linwood mosque and met with some of those recovering from gunshot wounds at Christchurch Hospital.


Most liked

Covering of faces banned in Sri Lanka
However, Muslims in Sri Lanka - about 10% of the population - practice a more liberal interpretation of Islam. Then on Friday, in the raid at suspected safe houses around 15 people killed including six children.

Trump, Japanese leader cap visit with golf outing
After the meeting, Abe, Trump and their families will have dinner, an administration official said. I appreciated President Putin's statement yesterday. "I said, 'Gee I don't know if I can make it.

Footage Shows Fan Pretended To Ask Neymar For Picture
After the defeat Neymar and his team-mates walked up the steps at the Stade de France to collect their runners up medals. Neymar , who scored one of PSG's goals, was passing by fans along with other teammates.

Putin hopes Iran will continue oil exports despite U.S
Earlier on Friday , Trump told reporters he had "called up" OPEC and urged the producer group to take action to bring down fuel costs.

Apple recalls United Kingdom plug adaptors over electric shock fears
Apple is also now recalling two-pronged adapters used in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil. Apple has recalled two types of plug adapters and asked customers to stop using them because of a risk of electric shock.

Chelsea secure vital point at Man Utd but have injury worries
The Italian joined from Napoli alongside midfielder Jorginho after eventually agreeing terms with the Premier League outfit, but was forced to miss a week of pre-season due to the delays.

Things Seem Fine Between Harry And Kate
Supposedly, their differences started soon after she joined the royal family and they just didn't manage to become friendly. Meghan is believed to be giving birth at her and Harry's Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Joe Scarborough's shameful attack on Franklin Graham
Buttigieg has been critical of Christian leaders like Vice President Mike Pence who stand for the biblical definition of marriage. Matthew Vines, founder and president of The Reformation Project, leads the opening session during The Reformation Project D.C.

Liverpool retain two-point lead at the top of the Premier League
City are now two points behind Liverpool on the points table, but they have played one game lesser than the Reds . Dry pitches are risky for the players injury-wise and you know why people leave the pitch dry.

Amazon is Bringing One-Day Shipping to Prime Members
And both companies have been turning their physical stores into shipping hubs, speeding up deliveries and helping to defray costs. The simple math behind the Amazon's rapidly rising profits is that revenue is outpacing spending.

Iran Demands U.S. Apologize For "Illegal" Sanctions
Saudi Arabia has been cooperating with Russian Federation in recent years to manage global oil supplies. China may barter for the oil or wall off banks to handle transactions in renminbi.

Pogba makes PFA Team of the Year, no Hazard or Salah
He is picked alongside City pair Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva in the midfield of the latest English top-flight selection. Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk has won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award for 2019, according to reports.

Luis Suarez: "Anxiety" cost Liverpool the Premier League in 2014
In 14 matches between 1 December and 23 February, Huddersfield picked up just one point, that in a goalless draw against Cardiff. If they lose all their remaining fixtures, they will set a new record for defeats in a single Premier League campaign.

Texas high school legend Kyler Murray headlines NFL Draft first round
Murray wasn't the only quarterback to be taken in the top 10, but the second one was a little more surprising. So yeah, people might think it would be awkward to have them both, but I'm not anxious about that at all.

Brie Larson recalls secrecy behind 'Avengers: Endgame' on 'Tonight Show'
Her instructions for the scene were to look around at the others in the room, but she wasn't told who was around. It's the flawless time to revisit it, even if the two don't work alongside each other in the comedy.