Warriors rally past Rockets
OAKLAND, California (AP):
Golden State Warriors rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to beat Houston Rockets 110-106 in the opening game of their NBA Western Conference finals series on Tuesday night, with Stephen Curry hitting two free throws in the final seconds to seal the result and push his personal total to 34 points.
The Warriors turned the game around by going for a smaller, more nimble lineup and closed the first half on a run of 21 points to four to take a three-point lead at half-time. The hosts then held off Houston in the fourth quarter, with the Rockets' capacity to use their size advantage diminished by the loss of centre Dwight Howard to a knee injury.