The record-setting Golden State Warriors pursuit of a second-straight NBA championship started off very well with a convincing 104-78 blowout of the No. 8 seed Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their first-round series Saturday afternoon at Oracle Arena. The win seemed to confirm everything analysts predicted heading into the series — that the Rockets wouldn't be able to stop the Warriors in transition, that Houston could not match Golden State's focus, and that a 73-win team just has too much for a massive disappointment that stumbled to a 41-41 season.
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Yet Warriors fans can be forgiven for feeling a little uneasy in the wake of the victory. Presumptive back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry played just three minutes in the second half after tweaking his right ankle. Curry appeard to hurt himself at first on a shot attempt near the Warriors bench with a few minutes remaining in the second quarter. He appeared to be in moreRead More »from Curry's ankle injury creates concern in Warriors' Game 1 blowout