Warriors’ Game 6 win gives them NBA-record 21st straight series with a road win
The Golden State Warriors had an NBA record on the line in Game 6 of their second-round series against the Houston Rockets. The Warriors entered the series having gone a record 20 straight series with at least one road win, but losses in Games 3 and 4 against the Rockets put this in jeopardy.
Of course, the two-time defending champions rose to the occasion in Friday’s Game 6, coming away with a 118-113 victory to extend their record to 21 straight playoff series with a road victory. The win also sent Golden State to the Western Conference Finals.
The last playoff series in which the Warriors didn’t win a road game was in 2007 against the Utah Jazz in the second round. Golden State went 0-3 in Utah in that series and lost in five games.
This means Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have never played in a playoff series without winning a road game. It’s no surprise Curry, Thompson and Green were all instrumental in winning Game 6 on the road in Houston without Kevin Durant.
Curry came alive after a disastrous first half, pouring in 33 second-half points to lead the way. Thompson kept the Warriors in the game in the first half before hitting a dagger 3-point late in the fourth quarter, giving him 27 points on the night. Green had eight points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and his pick-and-roll partnership with Curry in the fourth quarter helped Golden State score 36 points in the frame.