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2018 Schedule
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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Eric Gordon grew up playing against Gordon Hayward and has some thoughts for him after his gruesome ankle injury.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Stephen Curry's first try on opening night.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State to auction autographed 2017 championship shooting shirts worn by players tonight. Proceeds go towards wildfire relief efforts.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

T-Shirts to be distributed at tonight's season opener between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Opening night in The Bay.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors say Omri Casspi (mild right ankle sprain) is available to play tonight against the Houston Rockets, but Andre Iguodala (back strain) is out.

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Harden, Rockets felt they needed another vet leader (1:04)
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Harden, Paul excited with freedom of playing together (3:22)
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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul: "I'm excited about the process, about building with our team."

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

As Golden State Warriors take court for their first shootaround of season, the first song that's being blasted is "Big Rings" by Drake.

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NBA Western Conference season preview

Pablo Torre, Amin Elhassan, Chris Haynes and Ohm Youngmisuk preview the Western Conference for the 2017-18 season. Can anyone challenge the Warriors? Is Lonzo Ball the presumptive Rookie of the Year? Is everyone ready to believe in the Timberwolves?

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11hESPN.com

Predictions: Who will win the Southwest Division?

The Southwest is perhaps the division with the least clear choice for a winner, as a case could be made for either the Rockets or Spurs. Still, Houston receives the majority of support from our panel.

ESPN Stats and Information

Warriors begin title defense

The Golden State Warriors and the new-look Houston Rockets are the top two teams in the NBA according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index. The Warriors have a 58 percent chance of winning the NBA title, per BPI. Rockets PG Chris Paul has averaged 22.8 PPG against the Warriors in his career.

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13hSN Staff

Vote: Make your NBA awards predictions

Make your picks for NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and the league leaders in points, rebounds and assists.

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Stephen A. says pressure is on CP3 (1:21)
ESPN Stats & Info

Rockets have best odds to take down Warriors

The Warriors begin their title defense Tuesday night against one of the teams expected to be among their biggest challengers this year, the Rockets. In fact, ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives Houston the best chance to beat Golden State in a seven-game series.

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21hJackie MacMullan

The inside story of how the Rockets landed Chris Paul

As last season ended, Chris Paul and James Harden had the same revelation: They could not beat the Warriors alone. In this ESPN the Magazine cover story, we ask: Can they beat them together?

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Vegas is almost all-in on the Warriors

Golden State is much better than even money to win its third NBA title in four years, per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Cavs sit second at 4-1, with no other teams better than 10-1.

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Can the Rockets rival the Warriors?

Houston went 1-3 against Golden State a year ago, getting outscored by 28 points overall. Perhaps the addition of Chris Paul will narrow the gap a bit this season.

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CP3 disappointed in the culture of the Clippers (1:30)
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Chris Paul confides in Jay-Z before signing with Houston (0:56)
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CP3 wants a team that can contend with the Warriors (1:27)
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1dKevin Pelton

Updated RPM projections: Rockets

Golden State is still way out in front of the pack, but Houston is clearly next-best, 2.5 wins clear of Cleveland and nearly four wins clear of San Antonio.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State forward Omri Casspi (ankle) probable, forward Andre Iguodala (back strain) questionable for season opener against Houston on Tuesday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.32nd
Rebounds Per Game44.48th
Assists Per Game25.23rd
Points Allowed109.626th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1800.000
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659

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