Chris Paul will miss Houston's Western Conference finals decider against Golden State on Monday after losing his battle to be fit, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni confirmed.
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Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni says his team must eradicate mental mistakes to have any chance of levelling their NBA Western Conference finals series against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
Defending NBA champion Golden State, seeking a third title in four seasons, faces season wins leader Houston in a tantalizing playoff showdown between a powerhouse Warriors squad and a Rockets team assembled to beat it.
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets both raced to a pair of lopsided wins on Sunday and can book their spots in the Western Conference final with victories on their home courts on Tuesday.
James Harden scored 27 points as the red-hot Houston Rockets won their franchise record 59th game with a 114-91 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.
James Harden scored 28 points as the Houston Rockets tightened their grip on first place in the Western Conference on Monday with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.