James Harden Agrees With D'Antoni, Rockets "Played Soft" In Game 3

Grant SmithMay 22, 2018

Summing all those meltdowns, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr, who's never been known to mince words to his team's, poor game, said after the bloated loss, "We got what we deserved." in Game 2. "We knew we were going to get a great game from them being back here at home, but we've got to be better Game 4 (at Oracle Arena on Tuesday)".

The Houston Rockets made history Sunday night, but not the kind fans were expecting. The Warriors won Game 1 comfortably, while Houston took Game 2 handily.

The Rockets led by as many as four points in the first quarter and trailed just 54-43 at halftime before Curry nearly single-handedly left them in the dust in the third period. Harden, one of the greatest offensive weapons the National Basketball Association has ever seen, went out with a whimper rather than with guns blazing. Curry netted 26 of his 35 points in the second half - including an 18-point barrage in the third quarter - with daggers from all over the floor, each more dazzling than the last. On top of that, Houston's defense was absolutely horrendous, as they gave up 126 points to Golden State.

Curry was so pumped up after a third-quarter floater that he took out his mouthpiece and yelled, "This is my f-g house!" toward the crowd.

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P.J. Tucker and Eric Gordon combined to go 11-15 from three-point range in Game 2.

"I've seen those explosions happen everywhere, not just here", Green said.

"It's just one thing led to another", D'Antoni said, per ESPN.

"We got broken down at the point of attack", Kerr said Friday after practice. "You can look at it any way you want ... but it didn't matter who we had out there tonight, we got beat". "I don't mean to disappoint, but I've seen crazier from him, but it was good to see". The Warriors scored 23 fast break points and 28 points off turnovers compared to just eight giveaways of their own. On Saturday, Draymond Green admitted just that saying they allow themselves to have one of those lackluster efforts per series, but are now officially locked in moving forward. In the playoffs, Durant alone is scoring 1.45 points per possession in transition, with Thompson (1.26, 81st percentile) and Curry (1.13, 56th percentile) each risky in their own right. "We weren't as aggressive as we needed to be". If Houston does miss a shot, it must defend fast breaks better. We had 19 turnovers.

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