Rockets owner: We're going to win championships with James Harden

Rockets owner: We're going to win championships with James Harden

Rockets owner: We're going to win championships with James Harden

That aside, Golden State overcame a 3-2 series deficit to win the last two over the Rockets en route to their second straight title in a sweep over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Steph Curry scoreless for an entire first half and at home in one of the most hostile environments against a team that has eliminated them four times in the last five years.

The Warriors prevailed in the finale of the best-of-seven series despite playing without their leading scorer this postseason, Kevin Durant, sidelined due to a calf injury. Curry and Thompson have been the best backcourt duo in the league for over half a decade, but Lillard and McCollum haven't been far behind.

"Obviously, my intention is to keep them as part of our organization forever", Joe Lacob said. Like it or not, though, it's time to start looking ahead to what the long summer holds for the Rockets and what changes we might expect to see.

No one knows what Durant will do in National Basketball Association free agency, and while the chatter around him leaving for the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets looms, another round of rumors has come to light. His 2019-20 option is worth $31.5 million. He and Klay Thompson each scored at least 25 points for the first time this playoffs in the Game 5 victory.

"We miss our guy but we know he is going to be back", said Curry of Durant.

LAKERS: A person familiar with the search said the team hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant.

Curry's five-year, $201.16 million contract runs through the 2021-22 season.

Warriors forward Draymond Green said they had to revert to their vintage championship form from before Durant joined them in 2016. The Warriors selected Thompson with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Curry on what people have been saying about him since he struggled in Game 3: "The last 48 hours have been pretty amusing, hearing all the noise and chatter about how I've been playing in this series, and I take it all in stride and understand what I'm capable of ...

I always have", Lacob said of Thompson. They are also the first brothers to play against each other in any round, since Memphis' Marc Gasol and San Antonio's Pau Gasol faced off in the first round in 2017.

"I've had games like this before, just not as drastic going from zero to 33", Curry said.

By Saturday afternoon, Bleacher Report was circulating a video on social media of Curry running into the tunnel following the Warriors' 118-113 win, shouting, "Kick me off the court again, boy". People make fun of me a little bit - I always say I love Klay.

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