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Offensive juggernaut? Mental toughness secures Game 4

The Houston Rockets faced a double-digit deficit not once, but twice, in the most feared arena this postseason. But defense and composure were the key ingredients to a pivotal Game 4 win that tied the Western Conference finals.

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Harden's hammer on Draymond on repeat

James Harden's massive dunk on Draymond Green is so nasty it needs to be seen from all the angles.

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Harden credits Rockets' intensity for victory

James Harden says the key to winning Game 4 was "playing our ass off" and calls Chris Paul one of the best finishers in the league.

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Kerr: Warriors wanted timeout on late possession

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says his team "ran out of gas" in the 4th quarter and that Draymond Green tried to get a timeout in the finals seconds.

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Curry knows Warriors can win in Houston

Steph Curry explains that the Warriors' mindset won't change now that Houston has regained home-court advantage.

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The return of the Warriors we know: Steph and defense

Stephen Curry and the Warriors had three days off to ponder a bad Game 2 loss in Houston. Back home for Game 3, Curry and his team unloaded on the Rockets.

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