Warriors crush Rockets to force Game 7 in West

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson celebrates during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland Calif. Saturday

Here are five observations from the Warriors' 115-86 win over the Rockets on Saturday night in Oracle Arena, pushing this dramatic Western Conference finals to a winner-take-all Game 7 in Houston on Monday night.

The biggest difference between [the 2014-15 Rockets] and this year's version, which beat Golden State on Thursday night to pull within one game of an NBA Finals berth, is the presence of Chris Paul, one of the greatest point guards of all-time and still a force at age 33. Unfortunately, for as good as he was in the first half, he was shut down in the second, but so were all the Rockets not named James Harden. Gordon responded by making his first four 3-pointers and scoring a rugged 19 points, while Harden - who entered Game 6 having missed 20 consecutive 3-pointers - totaled 32 points after missing his first two shots from long range.

The Warriors opened the third with an 11-0 burst to go ahead 62-61 on Curry's 3 at 9:17, also getting two three-pointers from Thompson and a dunk by Durant.

On Saturday, the Warriors were led by Klay Thompson's game-high 35 points.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots against the Houston Rockets during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland on Saturday.

You better believe Twitter had a lot to say about the night's action. Considering the ups and downs of this series and the mystique of the Warriors, it's about the best thing we can hope for. Four years later, Durant had the Warriors on the ropes up 3-1, but he and the Thunder couldn't win one out of three games, squandering the chance to defeat the 73-win Warriors - which he, in particular, was crucified for. "We know what we have to do", Harden said. I was more anxious about the offense coming into the game than the defense. "So, for us, that's our challenge to have the same mentality we had for the last 36 minutes of tonight and bring that from the jump in Game 7".

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates with guard Klay Thompson during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland Calif. Saturday

"I was not always like this", he said.

Which largely explains why the only two close games in this series both went to the Rockets. Some fans feared they wouldn't see one at the beginning of the game. "We're not going to be coy with it", D'Antoni said.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is trying to figure out why his team has struggled to put together complete games in this series, but is proud that the Warriors have found ways to win despite their up and down play.

For the Warriors, Klay Thompson came up big once again in an elimination Game 6, dropping 35 points, including nine 3-pointers. That's just the angle we've taken.

The Rockets and their Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden host the reigning champion Golden State Warriors in a decisive game seven of the Western Conference finals on Monday with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line.

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