Recently, Mitchell revealed that he intends to take his game to the next level by watching all 97 games from the season prior to the September workout.
Golden State was the betting favorite in all three meetings with Houston this season. While the Rockets won by double figures, it was a one point game when the Jazz's star rookie Donovan Mitchell went down with an injury.
Despite holding home-court advantage, the Rockets opened as underdogs according to Vegas in Houston's series against the Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Series victor to the NBA Finals, series loser will undoubtedly feel like they let a championship ring slip away. We got a couple swings to go in there and take one.
The series matches the two best offensive teams in the National Basketball Association. We're looking forward to an opportunity to play this game deep in the season, it's a joy and a pleasure.
After more than 10 months of playing, posturing and some pontificating, it really is that simple. So far, so good. Houston struggled in Games 2, 3 and 4 from the perimeter against the Jazz but was hot in Games 1 and 5: if the Rockets' shooting from those two games show up, the Warriors could have their hands full.
Game 6 of that series, if necessary, would be Friday in Philadelphia, with a potential Game 7 scheduled for Sunday back in Boston. "Everybody talks about winning. We get to it now". This is not a game.
Game 1 is Monday in Houston.
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The Warriors came out of halftime with a 10-0 run over the opening 1:54, forcing two Pelicans timeouts and taking control for the rest of the game.
However, If I'm forced to be as objective as possible, I don't think I would fervidly dissuade someone from betting on the Rockets.
Those NBA Finals victories over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were sandwiched around a seven-game loss to the Cavs in 2016.
The Rockets just eliminated the Jazz from the playoffs.
"The whole world's been waiting for this matchup", Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal said in his role as an analyst Tuesday night on TNT.
His Rockets' next challenge is the Golden State Warriors.
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Both teams are healthy for this one, which is something that didn't always happen in the regular season.
His last, and most important goal, is for the Rockets to defeat the reigning champion Golden State Warriors in a 7 game series. The seeds are flipped this time, after Houston finished the regular season with the league's best record. After just a few hours of posting, it increased to -190 for the Warriors.
"I saw the play", Green said. "So following that trend for sure".
Pundits and fans alike have been clamoring for a Rockets vs. Warriors series, and it seems the two teams have been on a collision course to meet for some time. The Rockets overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Golden State 122-121 on opening night, October 17. And in February, Green told Sports Illustrated that he knew the Rockets were focused on knocking the Warriors off. "We don't have to run around talking about how bad we want to play somebody".
Soon, now, has a definitive date.
Golden State at Houston, 8 p.m.
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