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NBA Conference Finals, Warriors Vs. Rockets Game 1 (May 14) Preview: Time Start, Channel, Series Schedule

The Golden State Warriors will visit the Houston Rockets on Monday night for the opening game of the Western Conference Finals, and here is what you need to know.

Rockets vs. Warriors Finals Game 1 Preview

Stephen Curry has returned from injury for the reigning NBA champions. The Rockets finished with a league-high 65 victories this past regular season. Last year, Houston was knocked out of the postseason by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round after losing 4-2 in the series.

Warriors guard Patrick McCaw has yet to suit up for this year’s playoffs because of a spinal contusion.

Coach Steve Kerr is expected to start the “Hamptons 5” lineup of Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson. 

The Rockets will likely start James Harden, Chris Paul, Clint Capela, Trever Ariza and P.J. Tucker. 

Monday’s game in Houston will begin at 9pm EST and will air on TNT. Houston won both games against Golden State during the regular season.

Here is the full Western Conference Final series schedule:

Game 2 in Houston: Wednesday, May 16, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 3 in Oakland: Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 4 in Oakland: Tuesday, May 22, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 5 (if necessary) in Houston: Thursday, May 24, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 6 (if necessary) in Oakland: Saturday, May 26, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 7 (if necessary) in Houston: Monday, May 28, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)

On the Eastern Conference side, the Boston Celtics lead the Final series 1-0 after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 at home on Sunday. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Boston.

 

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Written by Pablo Mena