When Golden State’s Steph Curry proclaimed Oracle Arena as his personal domain late in the third quarter of Sunday’s Western Conference Finals win over Houston, his choir boy image took a backseat to his fiery side for just a few moments. This was the dam break that the Rockets had feared, with Curry scoring 13 points in less than three minutes in the kind of
The Rockets came out for Game 2 knowing that they needed a win to tie the series back up before heading to Oakland. That's exactly what they did. Despite James Harden needing 24 shots to reach 27 points, and Chris Paul needing 14 to reach 16, Houston ended up with a dominant 127-105 victory on Wednesday night. The Warriors struggled to shoot well early on
'This is the year:' Rockets believe time to dethrone Warriors is now! The Golden State Warriors, NBA champions in two of the past three seasons and a minute away from three straight titles, would be a greater challenge than the Rockets have faced. And, Harden was as certain, the Rockets would be ready for it. "In order to be the best you have to beat the
We can’t be comfortable and say we have the best record in the league. We still should prove ourselves. - Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden Yet: “I think we have a serious chance,” D’Antoni said. The Rockets won two out of the three meetings with the Warriors this season; they’re only the fourth team to beat the Warriors twice in a season since Steve Kerr became coach.
Around much of the Western Conference, the dominance of the Warriors, who rolled through the postseason with 16 wins in 17 games last year, sent a chill through front offices. Better to focus on the future, the thinking went, then to take on the futile task of slowing down the Golden State juggernaut in the present. The key player For a guy who has never played
NEW ORLEANS — Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wasn’t about to let unflattering analytics shake his trust in a lineup that boasts four All-Stars in their prime and two NBA Finals MVPs. So less than 48 hours after watching JaVale McGee struggle as the starting center against the Pelicans’ small-ball attack in Golden State’s Game 3 loss in the Western Conference semifinals, Kerr started Andre
Golden State's 121-116 New Orleans Pelican Curry came off the bench to score 28 points in a triumphant return from a knee injury and nearly six weeks off, and the Warriors held off Anthony Davis and the pesky Pelicans to go ahead 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals. All is right with the Warriors again now that No. 30 is back on the floor - even