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Golden State Warriors Face Tough Test in Game 5 vs. Houston Rockets

The Golden State Warriors try to get back on track when they host the surging Houston Rockets in Game 5 of their best-of-seven playoff series on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, May 8 at 10:30 PM ET

ORACLE Arena

Coverage: TNT

James Harden finished with a game-high 38 points and 10 rebounds and Eric Gordon had 20 points to help the Rockets even the series with a 112-108 win in Game 4 last Monday. PJ Tucker also played extremely well with 17 points and 10 rebounds in a team-high 41 minutes.

Kevin Durant dominated the game again, scoring 34 points along with seven rebounds and five assists and Stephen Curry had his best performance of the series with 30 points (17 in the second half) and eight assists but he made just 4 of his 14 3-point attempts and him and Klay Thompson have to shoot the lights out tonight.

NBA Trends:

The Houston Rockets are:

9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win

11-3 ATS in their last 14 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game

10-3 ATS in their last 13 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game

12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall

12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games against Western Conference opponents

The Golden State Warriors are:

11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 home games

2-5 ATS in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game

2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning straight up record

2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall

Curry and Thompson struggled from 3-point range on Monday, shooting a combined 5-for-20 while James Harden on his own was 6-for-17 (he was for 6-for-12 before missing his last five 3-pointers).

Curry and Thompson combined to average 48.8 points per game in the regular season, shooting 47.0 percent from the field and 42.0 percent from beyond the arc but those numbers have gone down to 36.6 points per game, with a combined 39.1 field goal percentage (54-for-138) and a 27.7 percent from downtown (20-for-72) in this series.

The Rockets took the momentum from the Warriors, a factor that can play a massive role in what will be a must-win game for both teams.

NBA Pick: Rockets +6 (-110) at Jazz Sports

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