Trevor Ariza

Warriors escape hole, return to fourth straight NBA Finals by beating Rockets on road, 101-92, in Game 7

Warriors escape hole, return to fourth straight NBA Finals by beating Rockets on road, 101-92, in Game 7

Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the NBA Finals.

Needing not only all their firepower but also 27 straight misses by the Rockets during an epic cold streak from 3-point range, the Warriors rallied to keep alive their hopes for a repeat.

Kevin Durant scored 34 points, Curry sparked another third-quarter turnaround, and the Warriors earned a fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals by beating the Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night.

The defending champions trailed by as many as 15 in the first half after falling behind 17 in Game 6.

“We know we can make an 11-point lead evaporate...

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