Warriors Beat Rockets to Face Cavs in NBA Finals
Fourth time’s the charm. The defending champs, led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, defeated James Harden and the Houston Rockets 101-92 — thanks to a stunning 33-point third-quarter surge to overcome a deficit of 11 points at halftime. Now they’ll face the Cavaliers in the Finals for the fourth straight year. Oddsmakers in Las Vegas are betting heavily on Golden State: Cleveland’s been rated a +650 underdog, making it the most lopsided matchup in 16 years. The rivals take the court Thursday in Oakland.