The 2014-15 NBA Playoffs are slowly making their way to the NBA Finals as the Western Conference Finals tomorrow; Wednesday the 27th of May we have the 5th Game of the 7 Game Series with the No. 2 seed Rockets of Houston are playing the No. seed Warriors of Golden State with the Warriors leading the Series 3-1. The game is schedule to be played at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and the puck off will be at 9:05 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
The early odds of Las Vegas have Warriors in this 5th Game favored at -10 ½ on the Point Spread with the Total at 216 and -650 on the Money Line, and they have the Rockets as the underdogs at +10 ½ on the Point spread and +475 on the Money Line.
Prior to this 5th Game, the 1st Game was played in Oakland and the Warriors beat the Rockets by 4 points at 110 to 106. Then in the 2nd Game, also in Oakland the Warriors won a close one by 1 point at 99-98. In the 3rd Game which moved to Houston the Warriors routed the Rockets by 35 points and won the game 115-80. The in the 4th Game in Houston the Rockets came to life and beat the Warriors by 13 points 128-115 as the Rockets now trail the Warriors 1 game to 3 going into the 5th game in Oakland on Wednesday the 27th of May.
After this 5th Game, the 6th Game (if needed) will be played in Houston on Friday the 29th of May at 9:05 PM ET with the Warriors visiting the Rockets. Then the 7th and Final Game (if needed) will be played in Oakland on Sunday the 31st of May 2015 at 9:05 PM ET.
Just as the Warriors were ready to eliminate the Rockets, the Houston team behind their shooting star J. Harden came alive and beat the Warriors. Now with the game back on the home court for the Warriors and their star Curry appearing to be okay for this Game 5, will Warriors finally eliminate the Rockets, or will they win back to back game to stay alive in the series?
For the Rocket of Houston fans who Bet on NBA at a Sportsbook, your Rockets claim the star powered Harden still has a lot of Houston rocket fuel left in his tanks, and will look for a repeat performance of his game 4 if possible, as he scored a career high of 45 points in that game. Now, again the Houston team is on the road with a new lease on life in this series, and in this game 5 they will do their best to extend the series for a least another game.
The Rockets are now in the last 3 road games at 3-0 against the spread. In the 1st win for the Rockets in this 7 Game Series, apart from the outstanding play of Harden, the Rockets won the game primarily as a result of their 3-pointers in the game. For the game they made 17-3 pointers which accounts for 51 points of the games total points. Since it appears their big man in the center D. Howard will be suspended for Game 5 as result of flagrant foul in game 4. Then the Rockets 3-point shooting will be an even bigger factor in this game 5, if the Rockets are to win.
If the Rockets are to gain a win this 5th Game and force a 6th game, their peripheral players will have to give more support to Harden especially with Howard likely out for this game.
Then if you’re a fan of the Warriors of Golden State even as you’re Warriors lost that 4th Game by a big margin, just when we thought they would eliminate the Rockets in a clean sweep in the 4th game of this 7 Game Series. The advantage the Warriors now have is, in the NBA History, not team has ever made a comeback after having a deficit of 3-0. That’s a big plus, but even a bigger plus is the fact the your MVP Curry will be in shape for this 5th Game after a very nasty fall in the second quarter, which caused him to miss so time be checked out, but fortunately escaped serious injury, but was unable to rally his team upon his return to win that 4th Game. Now with the 5th Game at home the Warriors will seek to end this playoff series with a win, and for your info in their last 10 home games they are 9 and 1 straight up. For the Warriors to win the 5th game and eliminate the Rockets from this Series, it will be on the shoulders of Curry and Thompson to lead the pack in this game. Curry offensively who has averaged 294 points and 6.5 assists in these playoffs to date, then Thompson who again is their 1st option in defending against the Rockets hot handed Harden in this 5th Game.
The media experts are predicting that the Warriors of Golden State will beat the Rockets of Houston in the Game 5 at 115-106 to win the Series, eliminate the Rockets and move on to the NBA Finals.