The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are battling in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals tonight. It has been everything we expected it to be.
The two best teams in the NBA each scored 56 points in the first half, dazzling the audience with their pace and offensive game play. There was also the chippiness you’d expect between two good teams that don’t particularly care for each other.
It started just over a minute in, when Warriors forward Draymond Green picked up a technical foul for shoving Houston star James Harden.
2 minutes in we got Draymond vs. Harden 🔥 pic.twitter.com/BZSV4WhKxT
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 15, 2018
Draymond also could be seen chastising the refs after an offensive foul call later in the first half. He was in typical form.
Rockets point guard Chris Paul has brought his smack talk for tonight, and he also had something extra for Kevin Durant: an elbow to the backside.
— Rick Strom (@RickStrom) May 15, 2018
These two teams are in line for a special finish tonight and potentially a special series overall.
Get to a TV and put on TNT for the second half.