Match-up of the year

Published 5:20 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The matchup of the year that everyone has been talking about has finally come. The Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors will face off in a seven-game series to see who will advance to the finals.

This will be a game against the NBA’s top two offensive teams in the league. However, whichever team plays defense better will determine the outcome of this series.

Let me give you a little run down of what you need to pay attention to and who to pay attention to. The Rockets win if James Harden and Chris Paul play like the super stars they are and average at least 25-30 a game with the help of their center Clint Capela.

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The Warriors chances of winning are if Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are all scoring above 20. Another asset to the Warriors winning is the high basketball IQ of Andre Iguodala. Also, the Warriors win if Draymond Green averages a triple double. Green will play a big role in this series as he brings his unbelievable defense that brings a lot of the Warriors victories.

According to other sports analysts the Rockets team was formed just to beat the Warriors, but the Warriors are well coached and they play through a system with one of the leagues best coaches Steve Kerr.

As they say the Warriors play team ball and they average 29.3 assists per game. While the Rockets rely on hero ball and does a lot of isolation.

So can the Warriors get over the hump and make it to the finals once again. The reigning champs will have their work cut for them as they take on the backcourt of Harden and CP3.

However, the Warriors backcourt of Curry and Thompson is also just as good along with said to be the second best basketball player in world with Durant.

I think the Warriors will win the series in six games, what do you all think?

– Joshua Easley is a reporter for the Brewton Standard. He can be reached at