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The Houston Rockets will have an opportunity to close out the defending champions Golden State Warriors Saturday night. They will try to do so without the services of Chris Paul who injured his hamstring in the final minute of the Game 5 98-94 victory. They now will lean heavenly on the shoulders of the potential MVP James Harden who's averaging 30.4 in this series.
This team had it's back against the wall in a Game 4 must win because they knew they did not want to go back to the Toyota Center for a Game 5 down the 3-1 in the series but they delivered behind a valiant team effort led by Harden and Paul. They rose to the occasion and found a way to defeat the Champs on their home floor. They now get the opportunity to do it again in a close out game.
The Golden State Warriors haven't lost back to back postseason games in almost two years have done so in the past two and now face a win or go home at the Oracle. A team they were favorites by many to beat these Rockets are now on the brink of elimination. They lost the previous two by a combined seven points.
The core of this team has been to three straight Finals and won two of the three. They will now to dig deep to find a way to beat a team twice that won 65 games on the year. If any team is built to do so, it's this Warriors team.