OAKLAND, CA – James Harden, whose X-Yun missiles were eliminated by the Golden Warriors in three of the last four post-season, is firmly convinced that the fourth time will be different. A group of guys, "said Harden before the" Rockets "training at Oracle Arena on Saturday, the day before the 1st Semifinals of the Western Conference." We are more than capable. We are excited for this opportunity. We know the challenges and challenges that arise in this way, but we are ready for them. "
Missiles were not competitive at the 2015 finals or the first round of 2016, "Of course, it feels good," said Harden, again faced with the Warriors in the playoffs. "We have not been successful yet."
We had many opportunities, but have not yet come to victory. Another opportunity for us to change that. "
Rockets general manager Deryl Mori did not make the secret of his" obsession "with the persecution of the Warriors, which is, in fact, only confirmation that the path of X'Ustonia to the title will have to go through Gold State
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"I admire the fact that X'Uston has done in the last couple of years – building your registry, building your own style and co kuruyuchy us, "said Kerr, whose team has lost three of four regular meetings with rockets." Obviously, that last year the series was epic and great competition, so I got a great respect for what they did. They are relentless. They continue to come to us, so we have to be ready. "
Last year, Rockets, as the first in the West with the best 65-year-old NBA record, took the leader of the 3-2 series, but lost to Chris Paul to a tense bastard in the last minute of the game 5. The warriors gathered from two-sided deficits in each of the following two games to eliminate Rockets on their way to their third title in four seasons.
Paul was little interested in seeing the frustration forced to look at the bench, the rocket season ended, he was abusing the offer to get him a chance Looking to the unfinished business as the storyline of this series.
"Man, I'm ready to play 1st," Paul said. "I know what I mean? I'm sorry that I'm just not so dramatic in such things. It's simple, we are focused on preparing for the game 1. "