Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, who told ESPN he has let the team's GM and owner know he is "energized to keep coaching," has had preliminary discussions on a contract extension that would keep him from entering the final year of his current deal.
Jeff Bzdelik helped guide the Houston Rockets' defensive turnaround last season.
Coming off his explosive performance in Game 6 against the Rockets, Stephen Curry scored 36 points and tied a career playoff high with nine 3-pointers as the Warriors took Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
After being held scoreless in Friday's first half, Stephen Curry scored 33 in the second half to send the Houston Rockets home, earning praise from his NBA peers.
Despite his Rockets being ousted by the Warriors for the fourth time in five seasons, owner Tilman Fertitta is confident Houston will win championships with James Harden.
Golden State did not conceal its satisfaction of eliminating the Rockets yet again.
James Harden says the lack of a title won't ultimately define his career. But as he gets sent home again by the Warriors, the hole in his résumé looms large.
Warriors star Kevin Durant suffered a right calf strain during Game 5 against the Rockets, an MRI confirmed Thursday. He will not travel with the team and will be reevaluated next week.
If there are two teams that understand the impact of an injury in a 3-2 series, it's the Rockets and the Warriors.
James Harden had only five points and one assist in the fourth quarter of the Rockets' loss to the Warriors on Wednesday night, while Chris Paul had one of the worst playoff shooting performances of his career.
Kevin Durant will have an MRI on Thursday after suffering a right calf strain in the Warriors' Game 5 win over the Rockets on Wednesday night.
After another disappointing loss in their Western Conference semifinal series against the Rockets, the Warriors are confident heading into Wednesday's Game 5 at home, with Draymond Green noting, "We know the answer to our problem."
The Rockets rolled for most of Game 4, but an offense that was spectacular for the first three quarters sputtered and allowed the Warriors to nearly force OT. "Yeah, we won the game, but we've got to be better," Chris Paul said. "We understand that."
Legacies are on the line for future Hall of Famers as Houston tries to finally conquer its Bay Area demons.
The Warriors aren't worried about Stephen Curry, believing their star guard will break out of his shooting slump against the Rockets.