Watch live online as the Houston Rockets try to even things up with the Golden State Warriors in game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Final series, after dropping the opener, 110-106, on Tuesday. The underdog Rockets would be thrilled to return to Houston with the series tied at 1-1, meaning they would have taken home court advantage away from the team that finished with the NBA’s best record.
In fact, Golden State was the only team in the NBA in the 2014-2015 season to win more than 60 games, finishing at 67-15. The Eastern Conference top seed Atlanta Hawks were next best at 60-22.
To find out how to watch the Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors streaming live online from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, see the information at the bottom of this article. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern Time, 6 p.m. Pacific.
Houston will be facing a significant disadvantage in game 2, however, with the possible loss of center Dwight Howard to a knee sprain, after compiling just seven points in 26 minutes in game 1 — though he did put in a stellar performance on the boards, leading both teams with 13 rebounds despite his abbreviated playing time.
Howard was classified as “questionable” going into Thursday’s game 2, and it probably won’t be known whether he’ll tough it out and play in the critical playoff matchup until shortly before gametime. But even if Howard participates, how effective he can be on the bothersome knee remains an open question.
Stephen Curry led all Game 1 scorers with 34, and four other Warriors ended up in double figures to settle down after an fast start by Houston. The NBA MVP also racked up a $5,000 fine for flopping, when he hit the deck after sinking a three-point shot with just 3:07 remaining in the game.
If Howard is forced to sit out game 2, or at least miss significant minutes, look for Houston Coach Kevin McHale to rely on power forward Terrence Jones to take up the slack. But in game 1, Jones netted just five points and four rebounds in his 26 minutes on the floor.
The third-year player out of the University of Kentucky averaged 11.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 26.9 minutes throughout the 33 regular season games he played.
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