No Kevin Durant, no problem for the Golden State Warriors who rode a big second half by Steph Curry to beat Houston 118-113 and advance to the Western Conference finals. Golden State awaits the Portland/Denver winner (now in Game Seven) as the Wubs look to win their third championship in four years.
Steph Curry, who was uncharacteristically shut out in the 57-57 first half, erupted for 33 second half points The Warriors got a strong effort from the bench and made all the plays down the stretch to capture the series (4-2) in six games. Klay Thompson did the heavy lifting in the first half, finally finishing with 27. James Harden has 35 and Chris Paul chipped in with 27 for the losers,
It was a big road win for the Warriors who did so without their leading scorer Kevin Durant. The Durantula has already been ruled out for the rest of the series and his status for the Western Conference final is uncertain.
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