Golden State Warriors

James Harden and the Rockets feel robbed by the refs in the Warriors' win


After a chaotic final 30 seconds, the Warriors walked off the court at Oracle Arena with a 104-100 win Sunday in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals.


Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said the officials told him after halftime they missed four calls on Harden shots in the first half.


It happened on a game-tying attempt late in the fourth quarter, with Harden launching from deep while he jumped forward, with no whistle to follow.


The Warriors turned the ball over 20 times, rarely finding the beautiful offensive rhythm that’s defined them over the last four seasons.


After being pushed to the edge by the Rockets over seven games in last year’s conference finals, Golden State looked more comfortable dwelling in the muck.


Still, it was Curry who got to deliver the final blow, a dagger three-point shot on a swift left-to-right crossover against mismatched big man Nene that sent Oracle Arena into hysteria.






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