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Stories from Phil Barber
Barber: Game 6 will be a brawl, not a cakewalk
Despite the Warriors' upbeat words and Chris Paul's injury, the Rockets could win this one.
Barber: Warriors seem to be having an identity crisis
The Warriors aren’t just struggling in the Western Conference final series. They have forgotten who they are.
Barber: Warriors' margin of error shrinks vs. Rockets
Factors that might be overcome against any other team will haunt Golden State in this series.
Barber: Challenge brings out Curry’s best
In a series where little was going right for the Warriors star, he gritted his teeth and kept battling.
Barber: Key to Game 3 is the F-word
The Warriors and Rockets agree that force is what will decide the Western Conference final.
Barber: Rushing to judgment, again, on Reuben Foster
The 49er wasn't automatically guilty when charged. He isn't automatically innocent now.
Barber: What's wrong with Steph Curry?
The Warriors superstar has shot poorly in consecutive games, and it contributed to a loss in Game 2.
Barber: Warriors asked a lot of Looney and he did ... OK
The young center gave up a lot of points to the Rockets' James Harden, but was it really his fault?
Barber: Durant and Harden brilliant, but one gets more help
The two prolific scorers couldn’t be stopped in Game 1. But Harden’s teammates sure could.
Barber: West finals are Beauty vs. The Beast
The Warriors play basketball with free-flowing joy. The Rockets just want to lull you to sleep.
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