Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from the Western Conference Finals

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Green's output is part of the Warriors' 301 passes per game, the second most of any team in the playoffs, and it highlights a stunning contradiction in the way the league's two most potent offenses went about getting their points in the Western Conference finals.

The Golden State Warriors advanced to their fourth straight NBA Finals with a 101-92 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love remains in concussion protocol and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals is still unclear.

"This is a situation we've never been in before.to win a Game 7 on the road, keep our composure for the whole series", Curry said after the game. They make another run, and he makes another play.

The Cavs beat the Warriors in seven games in 2016. Still, this series isn't a slam dunk, and several players on each side will determine how it goes.

To reach this point was no easy task for either Cleveland or Golden State.

The fact that this is the fourth year in a row in which the teams are meeting in the final - an unprecedented streak in major North American pro sports - can be looked at either way.

Stop me if you've heard this one: The Golden State Warriors will play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. Houston seeks layups and 3-point shots. They also turn their attention to offseason plans, potential moves and tough looming decision for the front office down the line.

Though he averaged 30 points per game, Durant was at times maddening during the Western Conference Finals. But the two meshed nicely and helped the Rockets to a 3-2 lead in the conference finals before Paul's season ended with a hamstring injury in Game 5. Jake Madison (@NolaJake) and John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) preview the series and try and figure out a way the Cavs can win.Learn more about your ad choices.

The Cavs lost Game 1 of their series with the Pacers and Game 1 with the Celtics this year and overcame those deficits in what LeBron James deemed "feel-out games". That said, the odds indicate that this is looking like James' greatest challenge yet - before this series against the Warriors, the longest odds James had ever faced were +360 in his first Finals appearance against the San Antonio Spurs in 2007. Even if that doesn't happen, enjoy the best player of his generation, especially with so much uncertainty hanging over his future.