2018 NBA Western Conference Finals - updates

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Steph Curry makes it sound so easy: ‘There's always time to turn it around’

May 29, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The two-time Most Valuable Player says the Warriors played an 'unbelievable' second half

FINALS BOUND. Golden State star Steph Curry helps tow the Warriors back to the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Coach Steve Kerr jokes about resigning before Warriors win

May 29, 2018 - 2:04 PM

The Golden State mentor says the defending champions' game plan fell apart in the first half against the Houston Rockets

LOADED. Warriors coach Steve Kerr thinks talent just took over in the second half of their Game 7 duel vs the Rockets. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors send off Rockets, face LeBron's Cavs anew in NBA Finals

May 29, 2018 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) Golden State battles LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the big stage for the 4th straight season

CLUTCH. Steph Curry fuel another 3rd-quarter storm as the Golden State Warrior rally past James Harden and the Houston Rockets to keep their NBA title defense going. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul out of Rockets lineup for Warriors decider

May 29, 2018 - 8:23 AM

The absence of the topnotch guard may be a devastating blow as Houston tries to advance to the NBA Finals against the defending champion

MAHOR BLOW. Chris Paul, who suffered a hamstring injury, concedes defeat in his attempts to play in Game 7. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Kerr on Klay: 'The guy's a machine'

May 27, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Hot-shooting Klay Thompson teams up with Steph Curry and Kevin Durant as the trio outscores the entire Houston Rockets, 87-86

SIZZLING. Klay Thompson knocks in 21 of his 35 points during the Warriors' scorching run in the second half. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets lose Chris Paul for Game 6 due to hamstring injury

May 26, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The star guard sits out the crucial match as Houston tries to wrap up the NBA West finals series against the Golden State Warriors

MAJOR LOSS. Chris Paul averages 21.1 points during the playoffs for the Houston Rockets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Even minus Chris Paul, Houston coach says Rockets will be 'all right'

May 25, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The uncertainty over the injured guard's Game 6 status doesn't worry Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni

ANXIOUS. Houston coach Mike D'Antoni admits that Chris Paul, who suffered a hamstring injury, feels worried, saying his ’spirits aren't great.’ Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Call him crazy, but coach Kerr likes where the Warriors stand

May 25, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The defending NBA champions believe they know what it takes to turn the series around against the Rockets

MUST WIN. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors shoot for a homecourt win against the Houston Rockets in Game 6 to keep their bid for a 4th straight NBA Finals stint alive. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Paul 'worried' after late hamstring injury in Game 5

May 25, 2018 - 12:55 PM

If CP3 can't suit up in Game 6, NBA Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon is ready to take his starting spot

BIG BLOW. The Houston Rockets score a big win, but also absorbed a big casualty as Chris Paul suffers an injury against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets push defending champ Warriors to the brink

May 25, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Houston Rockets play big on the defensive end in the final stretch to stop the Golden State Warriors

THRILLER. James Harden of the Houston Rockets drives past Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during their tightly contested Game 5 duel. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: All even in NBA East and West finals

May 23, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Here's a rundown of some key numbers in the 4 teams’ conference finals success

Game 4 a 'trench warfare,' Kerr says as Rockets spoil Warriors' home record

May 23, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The upset loss snaps Golden State's record playoff home win streak at 16 games

SPOILER. The Houston Rockets overcome Steph Curry's scoring outburst in the 3rd quarter. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets drop huge 4th quarter to stun Warriors, level West finals at 2-2

May 23, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) James Harden and Chris Paul take charge as the Rockets respond to another Steph Curry scoring surge

SLAMMING. James Harden dunks over Draymon Green in one of the highlights of the Houston Rockets’ Game 4 triumph over the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

'No panic' after Warriors' big loss to Rockets, says Curry

May 18, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Golden State coach Steve Kerr says Steph Curry and the defending champions will certainly find their groove again

NO WORRIES. Steph Curry thinks the Warriors remain in 'pretty good shape' even after the Rockets’ 22-point thrashing. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets roll past Warriors, level West finals to 1-1

May 17, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Houston overcomes another big performance from Golden State star Kevin Durant

BIG-TIME PERFORMERS. Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors drives against James Harden of the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors need to be a ‘little greedy,’ says Steph Curry

May 16, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Golden State targets another big road win after seizing home-court edge from the Rockets in Game 1

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against Gerald Green #14 of the Houston Rockets in the second half in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets coach wants 'mentally sharper' team for Game 2

May 16, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Houston's Mike D'Antoni says his team's lapses combined with Kevin Durant's 37 points for Golden State did them in

UPHILL BATTLE. Another loss would leave Houston with a mountain to climb, says Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni.  Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors get their payback from Houston's 'mental' mistakes

May 15, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni puts emphasis on becoming mentally sharper to beat the championship-experienced Warriors

COMMUNICATE BETTER. A relatively quiet Chris Paul believes that the Rockets can even the Western Conference finals series. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors take Game 1 of West Finals

May 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) James Harden's 41-point performance still isn't enough to take the game from the 2017 NBA champions

INSTRUMENTAL. Kevin Durant propels the Warriors to defeat the Houston Rockets and take game one of the Western Conference Finals. Photo by Roland Martinez/Getty Images North America/ AFP

Are the Warriors threatened by the Rockets? Definitely, says coach Kerr

May 13, 2018 - 10:32 AM

The showdown between the two offensively explosive teams has been anticipated from the start of the NBA season

READY. Golden State coach Steve Kerr says the Warriors have embraced the challenge posed by the Houston Rockets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: 2018 NBA conference finals schedule, Philippine time

May 12, 2018 - 4:41 PM

The Houston Rockets battle the Golden State Warriors in the Western finals, while the Boston Celtics clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern duel

Rockets built to beat Warriors, but defending champs take talks in stride

May 10, 2018 - 8:12 PM

Although Houston stands as West top seeds, Golden State says it doesn't matter

PUMPED UP. The Golden State Warriors are all set for the much anticipated West showdown against the Houston Rockets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP