The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors could deal what would likely be a fatal blow to the Houston Rockets’ hopes of getting to the NBA Finals with a win in Game Two of their Western Conference finals series, a game that will live stream from Houston on Wednesday with the Rockets desperately needing a win on their home court.
Falling behind in the series 2-0 after dropping the series opener by a decisive 13-point margin would mean that Houston would need to win at least two games at Oracle Arena to take the seven game series.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Western Conference final series Game Two, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. The game is scheduled to get underway at 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time at the 18,000-seat Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, May 16. In the Eastern time zone, that start time will be 9 p.m., and 6 p.m. in the Pacific time zone.
In game one, Kevin Durant led the way offensively for the Warriors, pouring in 37 points on a night when the teams superstar Stephen Curry came out slowly with only 18 points, hitting eight of 15 attempts, including just one of five from three point range.
On the Houston side, James Harden exploded for 41, equalling his second-highest total of the postseason for the top-seeded Rockets. But Chris Paul scored 23 while no other Houston scorer topped 15, meaning that without a more balanced attack in game two, the Rockets could be looking at a nearly impossible situation as they try to survive and reach only their fifth NBA Finals in 52 seasons.
Houston will also need to clamp down defensively on the Warriors’ top three of Curry, Durant and Klay Thompson, who threw up 75 percent of Golden State’s shot attempts in the first game of the series. Forcing Draymond Green — who was an anemic one-for-five from the field in game one — and Andre Iguodola at two-for-three to take more attempts will be key to a Houston victory in the second meeting.
Las Vegas oddsmakers have tabbed the Rockets as slight favorites, by 1.5 points over Golden State in Wednesday’s game.
Watch Harden and other Rockets players give their own views on what they need to do to even the series heading into Oracle Arena for Sunday’s third meeting in the video below.
To watch the Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Western Conference final round Game Two showdown live stream online from Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, access the streaming video provided by Watch TNT at this link, or by downloading the Watch TNT app to watch a live stream on mobile devices. Watch TNT also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Warriors vs. Rockets matchup streaming live to their TV sets.
For fans who want to stream the Golden State vs. Houston opening game matchup for free without cable login credentials, a feed from TNT Overtime will also stream at the above link, or on most mobile devices. TNT Overtime allows fans to choose and switch between any one of four camera angles on the game, or to watch all four at the same time in a mosaic view.
Another way to watch the series opener between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets in the NBA Western Conference series stream live for free without a cable subscription is for fans to sign up for a free trial of an “over the top” streaming TV package, such as DirecTV Now at this link, Sling TV at this link, or YouTube TV at this link. All of those services require credit card information and subscription fees — but each offers a seven-day free trial, and if the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that weeklong period, fans can watch the Warriors vs. Rockets Game Two live stream for free.