Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Friday night at 5:30, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
The Warriors lost Game 5 to the Clippers on Wednesday night and will play Game 6 on Friday night in Los Angeles.
But the Rockets clearly expect Golden State to eventually advance to the next round because they are apparently Bay Area bound already.
Wishing to get ready for a possible Sunday Game 1, Rockets will head to Bay Area tomorrow, watch Warriors-Clippers Game 6 from there. If Clippers win the series, would have to fly home, but were willing to get to SF early just in case there is a 12:30 (local) start on Sunday.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 25, 2019
At this point, it's unclear if the Rockets' viewing party will be serving pizza or pasta or chicken parm or perhaps all of the above? Maybe they go with salmon and rice instead?
If the Warriors drop Game 6, they will host the Clippers in Game 7 on Sunday afternoon and there will be another viewing party in the Bay for Houston.
If the Warriors win Game 6, they host the Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday afternoon at 12:30.
If the Warriors lose Game 6 and Game 7, James Harden and company will fly back to Houston to host the Clippers in Game 1 next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Make sense? OK, good.