The defending NBA Champions live another day, as the Golden State Warriors crushed the Houston Rockets 115-86 Saturday evening at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
The Rockets jumped out to a large margin, as the visitors from Texas lead by 17 points after one quarter of action. Houston put up 39 points, with a strong showing from their bench utility players.
Golden State then went on to outscore the Rockets by an insane 93-47 clip for the rest of the game. The Rockets only scored 25 total points in the second half of the contest and were outscored 64-25.
Leading the way for the Warriors was Klay Thompson, as the 28-year old shooting guard from Los Angeles, California had a game high 35 points while pulling down six rebounds and dishing out two assists for the contest. Stephen Curry had 29 points for the Warriors while grabbing five rebounds.
With the win Golden State forced a Game 7 back in Houston. Each squad may be missing a key piece, as both Andre Iguodala and Chris Paul missed the game on Saturday evening.
Both of these players are unlikely for Game 7, but still have a chance of making it into uniform. Golden State took the ball out of Kevin Durant's hands down the stretch, which will be something to watch for the key Game 7 at the Toyota Center on Monday.
Houston has won 2 of the three games at home in this series, losing the opener, and the Warriors will enter the game with little fear.
The Warriors are 10/19 to win the NBA Championship with the Rockets 11/4 and the Boston Celtics are priced at 999/1.
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