The Golden State Warriors play host the Houston Rockets tonight for the Game 4 of their Western Conference Finals series in the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Here’s how you can watch Warriors vs. Rockets live streaming online.
The Golden State Warriors took control of the Western Conference Finals series in the 2018 NBA Playoffs over the Houston Rockets last Sunday night, winning Game 3 at home in blowout showdown. That secured a 2-1series lead for the Warriors and put them one pace closer to a fourth straight NBA Finals appearance.
The Warriors campaign to safeguard its title could get much more unchallenging with a Game 4 win, as it would seize homecourt advantage away from the top-seeded Rockets. In order to basically oust Golden State this postseason, Houston has to bounce back briskly from its 126-85 loss last Sunday and turn the Western Conference Finals into a best-of-three by winning the road game tonight.
Over the trajectory of seasons, the Rockets was analytically formulated to battle this specific Warriors ball club. Loaded with shooters and adaptable defenders around the James Harden core, Chris Paul was acquired by the team as the archival to neutralize Stephen Curry. That said, this has been their best opportunity at banishing the reigning NBA champions. Houston had the best winning record in the 2017-18 NBA regular-season, 65 wins, including going 2-1 against the Warriors. Now, the Rockets are gazing at a 2-1 deficit heading into Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
Houston intend to reclaim the series and some of their lingering pride by tying it back up at two victories apiece. None of the contests have been exceptionally close so far, but Sunday night was something memorable. Game 3’s 41-point hitting doubled as the Warriors’ largest postseason margin of win and Rockets’ biggest playoff defeat.
Following the loss to Golden State, head coach Mike D’Antoni called Houston’s performance “soft” and followed with the usual idiom, throwing in metaphor for good measure.
Sadly for Houston, Vegas sportsbooks aren’t catching sight of a realistic course to the NBA Finals for the organization. The Rockets is not only a great dark horse for Game 4, it’s presently a nine-point long shot for the matchup — but also in the Western Conference Finals series. After the Warriors demolished the Rockets in Game 3, comfortably covering the 8.5-point spread, the series line adjusted from GSW -300, HOU +250 all the way to Golden State -500, Houston +700. Will the Rockets be able to overcome Warriors’ one-win series lead deficit and equalize things up with a victory in unfriendly venue tonight, or will the Dubs continue controlling the series with another win in Game 4?
While many people expected the Warriors to secure the Game 3 against the Rockets, Game 4 is the bigger deal. Golden State could go up 3-1 series lead, or Houston — the No. 1 overall top seed — could take vengeance for its 41-point Game 3 defeat and claim back homecourt advantage. The key story lines are all here: Can Chris Paul finally puzzle out how to blow out Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Hampton Five? Will Curry be able to mirror his performance from Game 3’s first half or the second? Can anyone win a playoff game in Oracle Arena?
Tuesday night’s Game 4 clash between the Warriors and Rockets is absolutely vital for both teams as one would even the series to 2-2 and the other claim a big lead, which makes it quite difficult to foretell. Will the powerhouse Hampton 5 and the rest of Golden State be able to claim a 3-1 series lead? Or will Houston maneuver their impetus into 2-2 in front of an harsh crowd of GSW in Game 4?
The Warriors vs. Rockets Game 4 tip off time is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. EST on May 22, 2018 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The Game 4 between the GSW and Houston is available nationally on TNT and can also be live streamed online through NBA League Pass, Watch TNT and FuboTV. Below is the complete Warriors vs. Rockets playoffs series schedule, TV channel, how to watch Game 4 and more.
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Game 4 Details
Where To Watch Western Conference Finals Game 4
Here are the complete Western Conference Finals series schedule, kick-off time, TV channel, live stream online coverage and more for this upcoming Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 4. You’ll also find the latest NBA Playoffs team news, box scores, rumors and much more.
- Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
- Time: 9 P.M. Eastern Time
- Venue: Oracle Arena
- Location: Oakland, California
- TV Channel: TNT
- Live Stream Online: Watch TNT, FuboTV
- Odds: Series GSW -500 – HOU +700 | Game 4: GSW -9 (O/U 224)
Warriors vs. Rockets Series Schedule
- Game 1 in Houston: Warriors 119, Rockets 106
- Game 2 in Houston: Rockets 127, Warriors 105
- Game 3 in Oakland: Warriors 126, Rockets 85
- Game 4 in Oakland: Tuesday, May 22, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
- Game 5 in Houston: Thursday, May 24, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
- Game 6* in Oakland: Saturday, May 26, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
- Game 7* in Houston: Monday, May 28, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)
- * — if necessary