NBA playoffs 2019: Rockets advance to second round, await Warriors


The Houston Rockets have advanced in the NBA playoffs. It probably won't be long until the Warriors join them there.

The Rockets secured their trip to the second round with a 100-93 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 5 on Wednesday night. 

Golden State, much like Houston, entered Wednesday with a three-games-to-one series lead over their first-round opponent, the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors will attempt to match the Rockets and eliminate the Clippers in five games when they host Los Angeles in Game 5 at Oracle Arena later Wednesday night.

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Should the Warriors also advance to the second round to face Houston, it would represent a rematch of last year's Western Conference finals, in which Golden State prevailed in seven games.

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