Four reasons why the team will win Game 7

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The Warriors struggled early in the game as the Rockets held a 17-point lead by the end of the first quarter.

The Rockets played well in the first half of Game 6 versus the Warriors.

The Warriors used another of their signature third quarters to take an 84-77 advantage going into the final 12 minutes, then maintained that dominant level this time down the stretch, unlike their last home game at roaring Oracle Arena when they blew it in Game 4 on Tuesday. That run should be discouraging to Houston not just because of the numbers but because of how Golden State accomplished them - Stephen Curry catching fire, Klay Thompson going off, stout defense, improved ball movement. Klay Thompson led the scoring with 35.

Their Eastern Conference final is also tied at 3 games apiece.

Both teams will now head back down to the Toyota Center to play Game 7. Why would I go as far as to say that when we're in a position to where we win and we go to the NBA Finals or we lose and go home? "That's a pretty good position to be in", coach Steve Kerr said. The Warriors are 16-8 all-time in Game 6 of postseason series.

Costly turnovers and wildly missed jump shots doomed the Houston Rockets.

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Will we be getting Chris Paul for that Game 7? He's got good genes, he should thank his mum and dad for that.

While the Warriors swept their way through the Western Conference, and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals in five games last season, Golden State was never faced with a true challenge.

There will be a small glimmer of hope for Chris Paul to play in Game 7, however, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni is not optimistic about it. Chris Paul will undergo more treatment in hopes that he can give it a try on Monday. Some fans feared they wouldn't see one at the beginning of the game. But when you lose two games in a row, are facing elimination, and consider yourself the best team in the National Basketball Association, there's an overwhelming amount of pressure to overcome whether they want to acknowledge it or not.

Kerr was asked about Looney's status for Monday's game.

Thompson's second-half outburst - reminiscent of his landscape-changing Game 6 showing against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the West finals two years ago - lifted the Warriors to a 115-86 victory Saturday, giving the league two Game 7s this holiday weekend. "We've just got one chance". The nine-time All-Star will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Houston.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives past Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland on Saturday.