No team runs more isolation plays than the Houston Rockets. And that strategy of clearing out and letting All-Stars James Harden and Chris Paul create scoring opportunities was a big part of Houston posting the best record in the NBA regular season. But in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against Golden State, the strategy backfired. Harden got his points (game-high 41), but the Warriors ball movement allowed Kevin Durant (37 points), Klay Thompson (28) and Steph Curry (18) to more than compensate in a 119-106 Golden State victory. How Houston responds in Game 2 will be on display tonight and you can get our pick by clicking HERE.
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