Warriors glad to be back in Texas for Game 7

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"These are the moments you live for". Then they got outscored by Golden State's Splash Brothers in the second half, when Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for 37 points and the Rockets managed to put up only 25.

Harden harkened back to a team-bonding trip the Rockets took to the Bahamas over the summer, saying he would have readily accepted at the time an opportunity to play a Game 7 at home with a chance to advance to the NBA Finals. "We worked too hard this season to go home".

"What I didn't see coming was the horrific defense we started the game with".

I'll be honest. I'm embarrassed with how the Houston Rockets played in Game 6.

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"I can't wait 'til Tuesday", Durant said.

Curry quickly jumped in to correct his teammate.

"Monday", he said. "Please don't miss a game".

Although the Lakers saw their record for most points in a third quarter of a playoff game slip away, they still hold the record for best overall quarter.

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The teams will get a travel day Sunday before meeting one final time in Houston on Monday night, with the Game 7 victor advancing to the NBA Finals to face either the Boston Celtics or Cleveland Cavaliers, who play their Game 7 in Boston on Sunday. A final decision on Paul's status for Game 7 likely will not be made until before the start of the game on Monday. Houston built a 17-point lead by the end of the first quarter, making 8-of-12 3-pointers. You want this opportunity and it's right there for us. Oh my God, we let (Trevor) Ariza get wide open. They're champs. They're going to come back fighting, and they did.

Known for his limitless range and remarkable efficiency on the offensive end, the two-time MVP has shown off all of his abilities over the past few seasons, captivating National Basketball Association fans in the process.

Though the teams are tied 3-3 through six games of these Western Conference Finals, Houston generally has been the grittier team, the desire and even desperation visible on the faces of its players.

"We did a better job moving the ball tonight, for sure", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said postgame.

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"Our guys have a ton of character and a ton of competitiveness, desire", he said. It has only happened nine times in the last decade and this is the first season since 1979 that both conference finals have gone to game seven. Center Kevon Looney (sore left toe) is also questionable, but the Warriors remain undeterred.