The matchup is finally set after months of waiting through the regular season and opening rounds of the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors will be facing off against James Harden and the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, a result most fans saw coming before the season had even started.
The Rockets have been a refreshing face at the top of the Western Conference standings all season after the addition of Chris Paul to the roster during the offseason, relegating the Warriors to the second seed for the first time in the Steve Kerr-era, prompting fans to suggest Golden State's run of dominance may be over.
On top of that, Houston has had the Warriors number during the regular season, winning the season series 2-1 over three entertaining battles, making the WCF matchup all the more salivating.
The Warriors' Draymond Green was asked about Golden State's aspirations to face Houston in the Western Conference Finals before the playoffs had even started, and had a response that dismissed the Rockets entirely.
"We won two championships in three years, we're not about to run off talking about how bad we want to play somebody, we want to win another championship," Green said. "It don't matter who's in the way of that, if you in the way of that, you happen to be in the way."
As you can see, Draymond Green isn't concerned with the media hyping up the rise of the Rockets, and is only focused on facing whatever team is in front of him to capture another Larry O'Brien trophy for Golden State.