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Clint Capela claims series vs. Warriors will be a ‘chess game’

Clint Capela, Rockets

The Houston Rockets will have a full five days to get a game plan together to dethrone the Golden State Warriors before the two teams meet on Monday at the Toyota Center for the start of the Western Conference Finals. Houston big man, Clint Capela, knows it will be a challenged.

The center is expecting another step up in competition, their biggest roadblock yet in the pursuit of a championship.

“This team is going to be hard; it’s going to be a fight,” Capela said, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. “There’s going to be a lot of adjustments after every game. It’s going to be a chess game.”

The young up-and-coming star isn’t doubting his team’s preparation coming into this series, having won the regular season series 2-1, but he’s respecting the championship pedigree the Warriors bring to the table in what is bound to be a battle of giants.

“Of course, we’re going to be ready,” said Capela. “They’ve been to the finals for three straight years. We’re just excited. Everybody’s excited about it. And I’m sure all the NBA fans are excited about it, too.”

General manager Daryl Morey has made his “obsession” with the Warriors known after the Rockets acquired Chris Paul in the offseason, and forward Draymond Green has noted how his team will lock into this Rockets for this series, now that they’ve crossed paths in the way of a ticket to the NBA Finals.

Surely the days can’t pass fast enough before a majestic display of offensive firepower is bestowed upon NBA fans, raving for some some top-tier playoff action.