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3 weeks, 3 days ago from usatoday.com
Basketball
'Desperate' Rockets turn the tables on Warriors with stifling defense in West finals
The Houston Rockets, this high-octane team that has been known solely for its offensive exploits these past few seasons, are dominating the defending champion Golden State Warriors with the kind of defense they haven’t seen in these parts since Hakeem Olajuwon was roaming the paint. Houston did it again in a 98-94 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night at the Toyota Center, where the combination of the Rockets’ switching scheme and the sheer force of will took the Warriors’ identity crisis on the offensive end to yet another level.
  #135 Chris Paul ,   #9,064 Gerald Green ,   #149 James Harden
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