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Kawhi will return for Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

Advantage San Antonio Spurs in play-off series against Houston Rockets Harden vows to make Rockets better after elimination
Montrelle Montesinos | 19 May, 2017, 19:56

"He's going to play", Popovich told reporters.

With Spurs star Kawhi Leonard injured, the Rockets turned to MVP candidate Harden for inspiration in their bid to force a game seven but he struggled spectacularly, finishing with just 10 points on two-of-11 shooting.

Stephen Curry could only chuckle at that one. "I take responsibility for it".

"I think I could beat Pop up", Brown joked. "It's a building and an environment, a lot of people out there that I'm very familiar with and keep in touch with numerous guys on their team still. He knows what he wants to do against us".

Overall, the playoff history between these two teams has been even.

Murray was fantastic in Game 6.

Tony Parker is out the rest of the way with a leg injury. Tim Duncan is long ago retired. But you know, they know each other well. They run their system.

"When we went down there our last time playing them in the regular season, they jumped on us the first quarter by making shots, but majority were second, third and fourth opportunities", Curry said.

LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double, and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs rolled into the Western Conference finals with a 114-75 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night at Toyota Center.

With a wingspan well over seven-foot and an untouchable fade away jump shot, Durant came to Golden State and is changing one massive positive that the Golden State Warriors will use to win another championship: creating open space for himself and his teammates.

"That seems like years ago to be honest", KD said.

"We need to get better as a group", he said. The Rockets had been 3-0 against San Antonio in postseason series, winning in the first round in 1980, the conference semifinals in 1981, and the conference finals in 1995.

There also will be at least one key question, that being the status of Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard, who sustained a sprained right ankle in Game 5 and did not play in Game 6. Golden State got Game 4. Ailing Kerr attended the Warriors' practice Saturday morning, May 13, 2017, returning to the floor for the first time in more than three weeks.

Golden State has beaten six Western Conference franchises over the past three years in playoff series, but they've yet to face the West's big boss, Gregg Popovich's Spurs.

James Harden of the Houston Rockets had emerged this past season as not only an National Basketball Association superstar, but one of the elite players and one of faces of the league - especially with his signature fluffy beard.