Warriors crush Rockets to force Game 7 in West


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The Cavaliers will take on either the reigning champion Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets in the championship series.

On the chances of a Chris Paul comeback with right hamstring injury for Game 7, source tells ESPN: "Less likely than likely, but working every angle to try".

Boston made the mistake of using the three pointer as their main offensive weapon down the stretch but they finished a dismal seven-of-39 overall from beyond the arc.

Speaking of CP3, he is now questionable with his hamstring injury.

Team doctors will re-evaluate Paul on Monday, with the decision on his availability to be determined by tipoff. I know that's where we're headed. The Warriors are one of the best third quarter teams in the National Basketball Association and they came out from a 10-point halftime deficit and turned it into a 7-point advantage.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is trying to figure out why his team has struggled to put together complete games in this series, but is proud that the Warriors have found ways to win despite their up and down play.

Officiating was not to blame for the Rockets loss in game six. Yet he gets the biggest game of the season. Based on how the last two games had gone - with Houston coming out on the winning end of two close games - it would have been fair to think that this might be it for the Warriors.

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It seems as though the team actually does have no idea about how Paul's recovery is going to progress these next handful of hours before game 7. "When we do that, and we rotate, and we help each other we're the best defensive team in the league".

"I had to get him back for the two shots he hit on me in Cleveland", Tatum said, referencing a couple of late daggers that James hit to secure Cleveland's Game 6 win.

And again, the game is in Houston at the Toyota Center, where the Rockets have gone 2-1 in the series.

Isolation play is awesome for the Rockets, but throwing in the occasional ball movement wouldn't hurt.

With Paul wearing warm-ups and watching from the bench, the Rockets roared out to a 17-point lead after the first quarter and led by 10 at halftime.

James Harden needs to have a game for the ages tonight. However, their decisive victory in Game 6 served to reinforce the reality of what happens when they are at their best, especially with the Rockets short-handed missing such a significant piece.

It all comes down to this. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Houston rapper Slim Thug will headline the Lift-Off Party, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tip-off is at 8:00 p.m.