• Marc Cantave

Top 5 Players in the Warriors vs. Rockets Series


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*Photo courtesy AP

1. Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is having a great series so far, including a 40-point explosion Saturday night.

Curry has hit at least five three-pointers every game in the series,

It obvious he's playing well as he knocked down his 64th three-point shot in this years' postseason. Curry is the best player in this series as he is averaging 35.6 points per game showing the world why he is the MVP.

2. James Harden

The runner-up in the MVP race had a horrible game Saturday night, but he is still one of the five best players in this series. Despite Game 3, Harden is averaging 27 points per game and had a near triple double in Game 2 when he scored 38 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out nine assists. His offense has kept the Rockets competitive during the first two games.

3. Draymond Green

Draymond Impact doesn't necessarily show on the stat sheet, but his intensity and defense has been great in this series. He is averaging 11 rebounds in this series as he is having a great impact for the Warriors. He's knocked down some huge shots for the Warriors and kept many possessions alive with his effort.

4. Dwight Howard

Defensively, Howard has been the Rockets most consistent player during this series. He is averaging 14.6 rebounds per game and a consistent 13 points. He's had a double-double in the past few games and has been solid for the Rockets.

5. Shaun Livingston (Bench)

The entire Warriors bench has made an incredible impact on this series beginning with Shaun Livingston. Shaun has been consistent in this series, but it's his Game 1 performance set the tone for the rest of the bench to follow. He scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in Game 1 and was a huge reason the Warriors won that game. He set the tone for the rest of the bench who have been great this series from Andre Iguodala's defense on Harden to Festus Ezeli's energy and intensity.

These are the five players that are having a great series. Most of them are on the Warriors who are now up 3-0 on the Rockets and look to complete the sweep.

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