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NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets in Western Conference, will play Cavs in 4th straight NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference finals Monday night, setting up yet another NBA Finals matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 34 points, and Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 27 points in the pivotal third quarter, when the Warriors came back from a deficit and pulled ahead as Houston's scoring faltered. The Warriors ended up winning 101-92. Game 1 of the finals is on Thursday night. The Cavs and Warriors have faced each other in the last three NBA Finals, swapping championships — Golden State in 2015 and 2017 and Cleveland in 2016.