GALLERY: Warriors rally from early deficit, edge Rockets in Game 1
Stephen Curry goes through his pregame routine prior to the start of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Warriors trailed 31-24 to the Rockets after one due to some careless play. Houston shot 59 percent from the field and Golden State turned it over five times in the first quarter.
The Warriors trailed Houston 49-33 just before the midway point of the second quarter and then entered their small ball lineup. As a result, Golden State closed the half on a 25-6 run and led 58-55 at the break. Stephen Curry finished the half with 13 points.
Attacking the hoop
Klay Thompson was critical on offense in the first half for the Warriors. The All-Star relentlessly drove to the rim and scored 11 points to spark Golden State's offense.
The Rockets answered every run the Warriors had in the third quarter, but Golden State managed to extend its lead and took a 84-79 advantage into the fourth.
Livingston steps up
Shaun Livingston scored a playoff career-high 18 points and was instrumental for the Warriors off of the bench.
Harden having his way
James Harden couldn't be stopped in the second half and finished the game with 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Off to the right start
The Warriors staved off Houston late and beat the Rockets 110-106 to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.