Western Conference Game 4
Golden State 92
Golden State started the game leading 12-0, there were just 6:00 minutes remaining in the 1st Q when the Rockets scored their first two points.
Rockets had a 53-46 lead at halftime.
This is the first time in the Steve Kerr era (regular season or playoffs), that the Warriors outscored their opponent by 15+ points in the 3rd quarter and lost.
They were 51-0 entering tonight when outscoring an opponent by 15+ points in the 3rd quarter.
Durant, Curry, Klay and Draymond all played the entire third quarter......were they too spent to play the 4th??
Golden State had a 82-70 with 11;00 minutes remaining in the game.
Rockets ended the game on a 25-10 run!!!
Rockets held the Golden State Warriors to 12 4th Q points and 92 points for the game!!!
This will be the first time the Warriors have had a series stretch to at least six games since signing Kevin Durant.
Steph Curry: "Now we have to fight and understand that this is a true playoff experience."
Rockets* committed 4 Turnovers in the 1st Q and had 6 the rest of the game.
Warriors were 51-0 entering tonight when outscoring an opponent by 15+ points in the 3rd quarter.
Rockets HAVE NOT LOSS back-2-back games in a row since January 6
Anyone else notice how it’s not even close how Oracle responds to Curry compared to KD. Durant might as well be Iguodala......it’s two steps from golf claps compared to Curry.
Trevor Ariza on Rockets' defense: "That was the last piece for us to get over the hump and becoming one of the best teams in the league. ... Tonight in the fourth quarter when it mattered, we got stops. It let us get back in the game, it let us take the lead and it let us win."
James Harden was the games leading scorer on ONLY 5 free throw attempts
Originally Posted by Bytor Peltor
For those looking for a wee bit of Rockets hope tonight......the Rockets beat Golden State twice during the regular season. What did those two games in common? Andre Iguodala didn't play in either.
Tonight could be a career defining game for James Harden!
Klay’s final shot was awkward and tough!
Golden State fans are now worried about Iggy's & Klay’s knees for game 5.
Klay airballed an 18-footer after returning from the knee issue. He just hasn’t looked comfortable since Game 1......Games 5-7 will be played every-other-day = no time for rest!
After Game 4, Klay Thompson said his knee issue is “nothing that will keep me out of Game 6.” Ummmmm, what about Game 5?????