With Under Armour-sponsored Stephen Curry sidelined with a knee injury, the Golden State Warriors still managed to blow out James Harden and the Houston Rockets last night, closing its opening round series with a 114-81 victory to move on to the Western Conference semifinals.
Led by the shooting of Anta-sponsored guard Klay Thompson, the Warriors easily won Game 5 against the Rockets on Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Thompson – wearing a predominantly blue with yellow and white Anta KT – led Golden State in scoring, dropping 27 points in the win, including knocking down seven 3-pointers. Golden State guard Shaun Livingston also had a big night offensively, scoring 16 points on a near perfect 7-of-8 shooting and dishing out three assists in the Nike Hyperdunk 2014.
Golden State joins the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder as the Western Conference teams to advance to the semifinal round. The Warriors do not yet have an opponent; the team will face either the Portland Trail Blazers or the Los Angeles Clippers. The Trail Blazers lead the Clippers 3-2 in their series, with Game 6 scheduled for tomorrow at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. Los Angeles is without its two Jordan Brand-sponsored stars, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, who both suffered injuries in Game 4 on Monday.
The Western Conference semifinal round tips off Saturday with the Spurs (led by Jordan brand-sponsored Kawhi Leonard) host the Thunder (led by Nike-sponsored Kevin Durant and Jordan Brand-sponsored Russell Westbrook) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.