Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors as their dream season continues. There’s an entire week off before they face the Cleveland LeBrons for the championship. Yes, this is a basketball site. However, with hoops contests at DraftKings over for this season, the fantasy corner is switching to baseball.
There’s a huge Game Five tonight in the Western Conference Finals, as the Warriors try to wrap up the series at home and the Rockets try to send it back to Houston.
Turns out we hadn’t seen everything yet. The Rockets played nearly perfect basketball in a record 45-point first quarter and held on to stay alive in the West. In a postseason memorable mostly for injuries, it sure looked as if Stephen Curry $10400 was the latest victim after a terrifying fall.
It was supposed to be a stroll in the park for Cleveland. Then LeBron James $11700 missed his first ten shots and the extreme underdog Hawks had the lead. Then things got even crazier.
Nobody saw that coming. On his home court in a must-win scenario, the fearsome Beard was shot down by a baby-faced assassin. MVP Stephen Curry $10500 hit seven of nine 3-point shots while the entire Rockets team went 5-for-25 from deep.
There are really only three teams left in the NBA playoffs. After a fantastic regular season, Atlanta is simply decimated by injuries.
Another fantastic finish, another home win for the Warriors. James Harden $9800 was spectacular in defeat (38 PTS, 10 REB, 9 AST) and Dwight Howard $8500 (knee) not only played, he double-doubled in 40 minutes. The big man will be “questionable” every game, but it’s hard to imagine him not giving all he can in a must-win Game Three.
We learned a lot from last night’s opening game of the Eastern Conference Final. LeBron James $11400 got off to an excellent start (31 PTS, 8 REB, 6 AST) as the Cavaliers snatched away home-court advantage. Tristan Thompson $6000 gets a salary bump after a double-double in 42 minutes and J.R. Smith $4900 was unconscious, draining eight 3-pointers.