Warriors in fourth straight finals
Before the season started the favourites to make the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year were the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And though it took a couple of seven game series that is exactly where the league is heading, as the Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 101-92 Monday evening at the Toyota Center in Texas.
Leading the way for the Warriors was Kevin Durant, as the 28-year old small forward from Washington, DC had a game high 34 points while pulling down five rebounds and dishing out five assists for the contest.
Stephen Curry fell a rebound short of a triple double with 27 points and 10 assists and Klay Thompson added 19 points despite picking up three quick fouls.
The Rockets really hurt themselves all evening from beyond the three-point line, as the hosts only made 7 for 44 on three point shots for the game.
The Rockets are also just the second team in NBA history to lose a Game 7 after leading by more than ten points at half-time.
James Harden ended the contest with a team high 32 points while grabbing six rebounds and passing out six assists for the game.
Houston was without Chris Paul for the second straight game, as the Rockets star missed the game with a hamstring issue.
The Warriors will now host the NBA Finals, with Game 1 at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Thursday. Andre Iguodala, who did not play on Monday, is considered questionable for the finals.
Meanwhile, the baseball season is well underway in the United States with the New York Yankees 31/10 to win this year's World Series with the Boston Red Sox 5/1 and the Chicago Cubs are priced at 12/1.
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