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The Golden State Warriors triumphed over the Rockets in Houston in Game 6 (113-118) and qualified for the Western Conference Finals (4-2).

It was a balanced game in Houston, with many lead changes taking place. No team managed to lead by more than eight points, but it was the Warriors who stepped up in the end.

Outscoring their opponents 26-36 in the fourth quarter, they took control and sealed the deal (104-112), despite the Rockets’ late effort to turn things around and force an overtime.

Stephen Curry led the winners with 33 points (all of them in the second half, 23 in the fourth quarter), while Klay Thompson added 27. The Splash Brothers successfully covered the absence of Kevin Durant, due to injury.

On the other hand, James Harden (35 points) and Chris Paul (27 points) combined for 62 points, but could not force a Game 7.

The two-time defending champions reached the Western Conference Finals for a fifth straight season.