SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down how the Warriors stole Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in Houston, and what the Rockets must do to rebound in Game 2.
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HOUSTON — Steph Curry gets it.
The Golden State star knows why the Houston Rockets are picking on him in these Western Conference finals, following through on their “weakest link” defensive strategy that Eric Gordon broadcast when these two teams met back in January and that is likely to continue in Game 2 on Wednesday. He’s been dealing with this for years, battling the perception that he’s not a two-way player while somehow managing to wind up on top far more often than not.
So he’ll fight through all those screens like he did in the Warriors’ Game 1 win on Monday, hoping the left knee that took nearly six weeks to heal from a Grade 2 MCL sprain late in the regular season holds up. He’ll dig his heels in when he finds himself on an island with…