Western Conference Game 3
Golden State 126
The below quote is from May 17, 2017
Originally Posted by Bytor Peltor
Last night was the warriors’ largest playoff win in 69 years.
(largest: 39-point victory on 4/6/48, Philadelphia at St. Louis).
......368 days later, the Houston Rockets are now the Golden State Warriors victim for largest playoff win = 41 points
The Rockets' 41-point defeat is their worst playoff loss in franchise history. It's also their worst loss in any game since 1986, when Houston fell 136-80 to Seattle.
Percentage of Houston 3-point-attempts classified as catch-and-shoot, via NBA-dot-com:
Conference finals so far: 41.6%
Golden States Defense is soooo good, especially at home......last night was the Rockets first time to NOT REACH 100 POINTS this playoffs!
Being blown out by 41 points, the taste is very reminiscent of when Harden shut it down last year in the elimination game against the Spurs. Harden was decent in Game 3, but Trevor Ariza flat out shut it down......and Chris Paul made ZERO IMPACT for the second time in three games.
Do Believe Steph Curry Has It Fixed
Steph Curry says winning by 41 in game 3 has no bearing on game 4: "I wish it was a cumulative score. It'd be nice. Doesn't work that way..Like golf. Zero-zero come game 4."
Kevin Durant on whether Warriors like when Stephen Curry swears because it’s so out of character: “F—- yeah.”
Mike D'Antoni: "They get it. They know. There are things we need to correct that are very correctable. But these are professionals. They’ve been in every situation; down, up, kicked around, been on top. They know. They’re ready to go. We’ll see if we can get it done."
More MDA: “To me, Golden State has all the pressure. They got to win tomorrow. We should come in with a little bit of swagger and giddyup in our game and see if we can get it."
Andre Iguodala's left knee contusion worsened overnight. Didn't practice today. Unlikely he plays, which likely means a Looney start, more Nick Young possibly, maybe a Quinn Cook appearance.
Boston at Cleveland Game 4 about to tip:
Cavaliers are 7-0 over the last 10 postseasons when Bill Kennedy officiates.