The Houston Rockets had a night to forget as they suffered a 41-point humiliation at the hands of the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. I mean, obviously, it felt good, and you want to use that energy to show your teammates that you're here, you're with them, get the crowd into it. When you're 15 years old you see [Michael] Jordan and the [Chicago] Bulls, you're 'Oh wow, this team is great!' You look up to them, you want to be like them.
The Warriors have lost three games in their three series this postseason, and have rebounded to win the next contest by a combined 65 points. The Rockets turned the ball over way too much, a total of 20 times to be exact. He struggled with his long-range shot again early but drove through the paint at every chance.
Considering the Warriors set a record for the most consecutive home wins in playoff history with 16, per ESPN, they are in good shape to win the next game and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.
Curry erupted for a game-high 35 points after two underwhelming performances in Games 1 and 2 of the series.
"Every time he comes to a game since he's been with the Warriors, we have won that game and sold it out, too, so we'd like to keep that going".
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"It's just one thing led to another", D'Antoni said.
Harden has been here before, stumped for answers against the Warriors, who complement Curry's shot-making with Kevin Durant's steady brilliance, fierce team defense, and excellent ball movement. "We need to do a better job of staying up mentally".
The West finals now hinge on whether the Rockets, blasted by D'Antoni for their "soft" play, have the requisite composure to prevent Curry's game-changing run from becoming a series-tilting sequence.
Kerr gets a lot of guff from fans for his coaching decisions, but he was stellar on Sunday. I think, you know, we've got to come out more aggressive.
"Harden, who finished with a team-high 20 points and nine assists, told reporters "[D'Antoni is] right. They were running their screens and all that stuff like that. As a result, the Rockets committed 19 turnovers, their most during the 2018 postseason. One note: Durant compounded the problem by catching Ariza on the arm as he went up for the ensuing shot for his first foul.