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Warriors beat Rockets, 110-106, in Western Conference final opener
Warriors beat Rockets, 110-106, in Western Conference final opener

Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small. It turned out to make a huge difference. Stephen Curry hit two free throws in the final seconds to finish with 34 points, and the Warriors rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second quarter to beat the Houston Rockets, 110-106, on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. With the Rockets seemingly ready to rout the home team, the Warriors used a smaller lineup featuring Draymond Green at center and closed the first half on a 21-4 run. Shaun Livingston scored 14 of his 18 points in the quarter, helping Golden State go ahead 58-55 at halftime. The Warriors had to hold off Houston in the fourth quarter. "It...

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