2019 NBA Playoffs: Watch Warriors vs. Rockets Game 2, live updates, TV channel, online stream, odds, prediction

 cbssports.com  05/01/2019 03:48:00  2  Jack Maloney

The second-round series between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets has already had plenty of drama, and it continued in the first half of Game 2, when both Stephen Curry and James Harden suffered minor injuries.

Curry dislocated his finger, while Harden had an eye issue, yet both returned to the floor. As for the actual action, the Warriors jumped out to a nine-point lead at the end of the first quarter, and maintained that exact advantage heading into halftime.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 13 points, though Curry, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala all scored in double figures as well. Meanwhile, Harden led the Rockets with 12, and Austin Rivers added 11 off the bench.

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Here's everything you need to know about Warriors vs. Rockets Game 2.

No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 4 Houston Rockets

How to watch Game 2

  • Date:Tuesday, April 30
  • Time:10:30 p.m. ET
  • Location:Oracle Arena -- Oakland, California
  • TV channel:TNT
  • Live stats:GameTracker
  • Online streaming:fuboTV (try it for free)
  • Odds:Warriors -5.5 (Over/Under 220.5)

TV listings

All games will air on ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBA TV during the postseason. Games on TNT and NBA TV can be streamed via fuboTV (try it for free).

Odds and Analysis

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Game 2 storylines

Rockets:Houston is all too familiar with coming up just short against the Warriors, and it happened again Sunday afternoon. Just as they did in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals last season, the Rockets struggled from 3 in Game 1, going 14-of-47 from downtown. That, combined with some poor officiating down the stretch, made the Rockets rue the fact they couldn't steal a win in Golden State despite some poor play from the Warriors. They'll need to shoot the ball better in Game 2 if they want to avoid falling down 2-0.

Warriors:Golden State was not 100 percent heading into Game 1. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were both dealing with ankle sprains and neither had a great game, combining for just 31 points on 10-of-25 shooting from the field, though Curry did hit a huge 3 down the stretch. They got the win though, which was all that mattered. Kevin Durant led the way with 35 points, once again showing how important he is to their team. But while they may have gotten the win in Game 1 despite not playing great, they'll have to be better in Game 2.

Game 2 prediction, pick

The Warriors shot poorly from 3 -- 7-of-21 for 31.8 percent -- turned the ball over 20 times and got bad performances from Curry and Thompson, yet they still managed to win Game 1. And they should win Game 2 as well. Despite their ups and downs this season, they're still the most talented team in the league.

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