The Warriors clinched a berth to their fourth consecutive Western Conference Finals on Tuesday evening, with a 113-104 victory over the Pelicans in Game 5. Next up is the Houston Rockets, who finished the regular season with the best record in the NBA (65-17), and beat the Warriors two out of the three times they faced them this season.
Shortly after Tuesday’s result, the NBA announced the official schedule for the upcoming series, in which the Warriors will not have home court advantage for the first time in the Kerr era. The series will begin in Houston next Monday, with the Warriors coming back home to Oracle for Game 3 on Sunday, May 20.
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The Rockets also clinched the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, dispatching of a pesky Jazz team 112-102 in Game 5. Both the Warriors and Rockets won their first two series in five games. This will mark the second time the two teams have faced each other in the Western Conference Finals over the past four years. The Warriors beat the Rockets in five games en route to their first title of the Kerr era in 2015.