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MANILA, Philippines –Steph Curry rose to the occasion just when the Golden State Warriors needed him the most as they eliminated the Houston Rockets in the NBA playoffs on Friday, May 10 (Saturday, May 11, Philippine time).
Missing Kevin Durant due to a calf injury, Golden State banked on Curry's second-half explosion to buck off a homecourt disadvantage in a 118-113 win and close out Houston in 6 games of the Western Conference semifinals.
Scoreless in the first half, Curry erupted for 33 points in the final two quarters as the Warriors knock the Rockets out of the playoffs for the second straight season. (READ: Warriors hardly surprised as floodgates open for Curry)
Klay Thompson had 27 points while Draymond Green flirted with a triple-double of 8 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists in the win.
The Warriors advance to the conference finals for the fifth straight year and await the winner between the Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers, who will tangle in a do-or-die Game 7. – Rappler.com