Rockets at Warriors 5/22/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 12:48 PM ET

Rockets at Warriors 5/22/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game Four of the Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors will take place on Tuesday night from Oracle Arena. The top-seeded Rockets dropped the series opener on their home floor and now will have to win at least one game on the road to advance to the NBA Finals. On Sunday, Houston was dominated from start to finish during a 126-85 loss at Golden State. The Rockets turned the ball over 20 times and shot just 40 percent from the field.

MVP front runner James Harden tallied a team high 20 points and dished out nine assists. Clint Capela added 13 points and eight rebounds in a losing effort for the Rockets. The defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors play their best basketball when they are threatened and showed that after their 22-point loss in Game Two. On Sunday, Golden State fixed their issues and turned the ball over just eight times. The Warriors connected on 13-for-32 from long range and shot 52 percent overall. Golden State assisted on 20 of their 48 made field goals and outrebounded Houston by a 52-45 margin.

Steph Curry exploded for a game high 35 points on a sizzling 13-for-23 shooting performance. Kevin Durant contributed 25 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.

Both teams come into this matchup with no significant injuries to report. These two teams rank in the top three in offensive efficiency during the postseason, so the over is worth a look. Look for Houston to go back to pushing the pace and stay within the inflated number on Tuesday. Final Score Prediction, Golden State Warriors win but fall short ATS 115-112.

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