Game 2: Warriors 99 - Rockets 98
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Warriors Hang On for Game 2 Victory

Dubs Up 2-0 After Defensive Stop on Game's Final Possession Preserves Win
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Up by one in the final seconds of the game, the Warriors needed a stop, and that's exactly what they got. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson double-teamed James Harden, preventing Houston's guard to get a shot off on the game's final possession to preserve a 99-98 win for the Warriors.

The defensive stop secured a win that almost got away, as the Warriors saw an eight-point lead with 1:39 left in the final quarter dwindle down to one, but they made the defensive play when it mattered most to protect their home court and take a 2-0 series advantage.

Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 33 points and Andrew Bogut tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, five blocks and four assists. Draymond Green added 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Dubs, who shot 53.2 percent from the field.

Curry knocked down four of his five 3-pointers in the first quarter, part of a 17-2 run that was punctuated in the second period by a ferocious slam from Andre Iguodala. The Warriors were up by as many as 17 points, but Houston rallied and held the Dubs to a total of three made field goals over the final seven and a half minutes of the second quarter. The Rockets went on a 23-6 run to end the first half to force a 55-55 tie at the break.


Warriors Beat Rockets 99-98 in Game 2

The Warriors take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals beating Houston 99-98 in Game 2 on Thursday night at Oracle Arena.

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Warriors Beat Rockets 99-98 in Game 2

The Warriors take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals beating Houston 99-98 in Game 2 on Thursday night at Oracle Arena.
May 21, 2015  |  02:22

Warriors vs. Rockets Game 2

Steph Curry scored 33 points and dished out six assists as the Warriors edge the Rockets 99-98 in a Game 2 thriller.
May 21, 2015  |  03:46

Warriors on Win

Steve Kerr, Andre Bogut and Stephen Curry talk about the Game 2 win for the Warriors.
May 21, 2015  |  03:25

Play of the Day: Andre Igoudala

Andre Iguodala throws down the vicious one-hand slam off the Rockets' turnover.
May 21, 2015  |  00:24

Dunk of the Night: Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson drives the lane and throws down the one-hand slam.
May 21, 2015  |  00:20

Assist of the Night: Steph Curry

Andrew Bogut throws down the one-hand alley-oop dunk from Steph Curry.
May 21, 2015  |  00:20

Livingston Fills The Lane

Shaun Livingston gets the shovel pass from Leandro Barbosa and finishes with the two-hand flush.
May 21, 2015  |  00:19

Green To Bogut

Draymond Green finds Andrew Bogut inside with the bounce pass for the layup.
May 21, 2015  |  00:12

Curry Soft Floater

Steph Curry drives and goes baseline for the soft floater.
May 21, 2015  |  00:12

Thompson Drive And Slam

Klay Thompson drives the lane and throws down the one-hand slam.
May 21, 2015  |  00:12

Green Circus Shot And-One

Draymond Green spins in the post and gets the off-balance leaner to go and the foul.
May 21, 2015  |  00:15

Iguodala Monster Slam

Andre Iguodala throws down the vicious one-hand slam off the Rockets' turnover.
May 21, 2015  |  00:20

Curry Reverse Layup

Steph Curry takes his man off the dribble and hits the pretty reverse layup.
May 21, 2015  |  00:11

Bogut Alley-Oop

Andrew Bogut throws down the one-hand alley-oop dunk from Steph Curry.
May 21, 2015  |  00:12

Thompson Layup From Curry

Steph Curry finds Klay Thompson on the inbounds play for the layup.
May 21, 2015  |  00:11

Barbosa Beats The Clock

Leandro Barbosa beats the shot clock for the transition layup as the first quarter winds down.
May 21, 2015  |  00:17

Bogut Blocks Harden

Andrew Bogut denies James Harden's layup attempt with the block off the glass.
May 21, 2015  |  00:20

Bogut Swats Harden

Andrew Bogut denies James Harden's drive to the hoop with the help block.
May 21, 2015  |  00:11

Curry Rainbow Jumper

Steph Curry hits the clutch high arching jumper from the elbow.
May 21, 2015  |  00:13

Curry Strokes The Three

Steph Curry drills the long 3-pointer from the key over Pablo Prigioni.
May 21, 2015  |  00:25

Nightly Notable: Steph Curry

Steph Curry leads Golden State to victory behind his 33 point game.
May 21, 2015  |  01:26

Fueled by James Harden’s 38 points, the Rockets continued their push in the third quarter and led by as many as six points. But the Warriors bounced back with a 9-2 run highlighted by a 3-pointer and a slashing dunk from Klay Thompson. The Warriors would take the lead for good with 3:30 left in the third quarter when Draymond Green muscled in a shot, followed by a celebratory flex, to start a 3-point play.

The Warriors, now winners of five straight playoff games, have a 2-0 lead in the series and will look to extend that advantage when the Western Conference Finals moves to Houston for Game 3 on Saturday.

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