Opinion: Will Rockets-Warriors series go down as one of the greats?


SportsPulse: The Warriors-Rockets series has gone from good to great. USA TODAY Sports’ Martin Rogers breaks down how Houston bounced back and tied the series at 2-2.

HOUSTON – If even the guys who have just lost two straight games say they are having the time of their lives, then you’ve probably stumbled across something pretty special. The Golden State-Houston series that is lighting up these NBA playoffs fits that billing.

“It is fun,” Chris Paul said, as the battle between arguably the league’s two biggest heavyweights sits at 2-2 heading towards the next installment in Oakland on Wednesday night. “It is a dogfight. It is intense.”

From now until the end of the Western Conference semifinals, which has a strong chance of going seven games like last year’s conference finals battle between the same teams, the Warriors and Rockets will spend each day either travelling interstate or beating each other up on the hardwood.

The schedule is fast and frenetic and so too are the matchups; physical, emotionally-charged,…

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