Stephen Curry and James Harden were the NBA's top two MVP candidates throughout the NBA season, leading their teams to the two best records in the Western Conference with countless examples of their offensive genius. While Curry ended up with the award, the ongoing conference finals have allowed these superstars to battle each other again. After two games, they and the rest of the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets have not disappointed at all.
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The Rockets battled back from a 17-point second quarter deficit to head into halftime with a tie and played the top-seeded Warriors nearly even throughout the second half. Down 99-98 with 33 seconds left in regulation, Houston forced Harrison Barnes into a miss on a difficult reverse layup and held the ball with seven ticks remaining. Head coach Kevin McHale decided not to call his team's last timeout, and Harden looked to have a chance for a buzzer-beatingRead More »from Warriors escape Rockets with final defensive stand, narrowly go up 2-0