Sure, most of the Warriors that have been beating the pants off the Houston Rockets are gone, but that won’t assuage James Harden’s hunger for a win against a franchise that has bumped his team out of the playoffs so often. Be sure to check out our pregame coverage, from my preview, to Daniel Hardee’s fantastic video on the franchise-to-franchise friction between these two teams. Also, in case you missed it, the Warriors have indicated that they’ll use their next 10-day contract on another recent lottery draft pick that has been labeled as a bust. He won’t play until at least Sunday, but it’s fun thinking about adding a stretch five to this squad - either this season, or next.
Sooooo... It was a good game to miss then?
Looking at Wiggins highlights, I was not happy with his playstyle in terms of his shot selection/less off ball movement and passing. He was efficient, but not his playstyle was not making me happy as it seemed to be a reversion to his Timberwolves days.
Best sequence of the game was CryBrook being denied three times in same possession (@10:28-ish in 4th quarter). That led him to act out later on and getting ejected.
Even in a game like this Harden is somehow still the most unwatchable thing on the court. Literally can't stand how that man plays basketball.
Kerr putting min restrictions on players he thinks are going to be vital next year ? Marquises, loony , Green all had 18 mins
Why did Chris only play 18 min ?
20 points 7/13 FGs 5/10 three pointers 1/1 FT
5 rebounds (1 off.) 1 assist 4 blocks
Harden: (+32, 2nd place)
29 points 6/16 FGs 3/12 three pointers 14/15 FTs
3 rebounds 10 assists 1 turnover 3 steals 2 blocks
Westbrook: (+18, 2nd place)
21 points 10/20 FGs 1/2 three pointers
5 rebounds (2 off.) 10 assists 4 turnovers 1 steal
Jeff Green: (+19, 3rd place)
17 points 6/8 FGs 4/5 three pointers 1/2 FTs
4 rebounds (1 off.) 2 turnovers 1 steal
Tucker: (+10, 3rd place)
15 points 5/6 FGs 5/5 three pointers
5 rebounds (1 off.) 1 assist 1 turnover
9 points 3/4 FGs 3/4 three pointers
3 rebounds (1 off.) 1 assist 1 steal
22 points 10/17 FGs 2/4 three pointers
3 rebounds (2 off.) 1 turnover 1 steal 2 blocks
12 points 5/8 FGs 1/1 three pointer 1/1 FT
7 rebounds (5 off.) 2 assists 5 turnovers 1 block
Toscano-Anderson: (-12, 3rd place)
10 points 5/9 FGs 0/2 three pointers
7 rebounds (2 off.) 4 assists 2 turnovers 2 steals 1 block
8 points 4/9 FGs 0/3 three pointers 0/1 FT
5 rebounds (2 off.) 1 assist 3 turnovers 2 steals 3 blocks
19 points 7/15 FGs 3/10 three pointers 2/3 FTs
4 rebounds (1 off.) 2 assists 3 turnovers 1 steal
51.7% shooting (45/87 FGs)
25/49 three pointers
36 rebounds (8 off.)
48.4% shooting (44/91 FGs)
7/33 three pointers
43 rebounds (15 off.)
Points in paint:
Points off turnovers:
3: Toscano-Anderson, Bowman
Westbrook now has 13 Ts for this season.
By the way, I'm going to laugh so hard if this RWB technical ends up costing him a game, costing HOU playoff position, costing them more...
I mean, losing your cool while blowing out the Santa Cruz Warriors
Man, I thought they had a chance before this game, lol
wow, turns out Ky Bowman has one very specific elite NBA skill: blocking Russell Westbrook layups.
Okay... a scuffle... and Westbrook stands at the Warriors bench jawing with Klay and Wiggins. Body language of the Warriors suggests it was not entirely welcome banter. In related news, RWB is ejected.
we got spoiled with players who could make shots
Remember the days when we usually had 100 after 3 quarters?
Rockets: 35/69, 21/40 threes, 18/20 FTs
Warriors: 33/64, 5/23 threes, 6/7 FTs
This has been an entirely unpleasant basketball watching experience, from beginning to end
5 turnovers for Paschall tonight.
That was a really ugly half of basketball. Some defense would be a good start.
Warriors -42 from 3, lolol. Actually -47 if you count Harden’s five FTS off of foul-baiting from 3.
+25 otherwise, though! ;-P
Remember when these choking frontrunning losers missed 27 straight threes against us, with a Finals appearance theirs for the taking? Haha!
52.2% shooting (24/46 FGs)
15/26 three pointers
16 rebounds (4 off.)
50.0% shooting (22/44 FGs)
1/14 three pointers
22 rebounds (5 off.)
I... think the Rockets MAY have had this date circled on the calendar, haha.
Morey relying on that obscure NBA rule that if you beat a team by over 75 points, it counts as winning a playoff series against them. He's drafting the memo right now
It's gonna be thrilling when the Rockets eventually punch themselves out and start relaxing and the Dubs slice the lead to under twenty
Tucker: 5/5 threes
House Jr.: 2/3
Green, McLemore, Westbrook: 1/1
Rockets going off on threes. Warriors still ice cold beyond the arc.
Rockets: 12/24, 8/12 threes, 6/7 FTs, 1 turnover
Warriors: 8/19, 0/6 threes, 1/1 FT, 7 turnovers
Rockets are kicking our butts so hard right now.
Are Warriors playing a zone against a 5 out offense?
This game is getting real unwatchable real fast... I'm gonna need to see some Smiley ASAP
reggie miller doesn't know what "case in point" means
Steph Curry returning may make the offense more watchable, but it ain't fixing this atrocious defense.
I think the Warriors record is still secure even when Curry gets back.
Rockets 7/10 threes. Warriors 0/6.
If you want to endear yourself to Warriors fans go ahead and play hard nosed basketball, take smart shots, try on defense, and make the occasional wide open three, earn yourself a contract then completely WOOF it the rest of the way Damion Lee.
F*ck this shit! It's my annual Matrix viewing one man party and I'm gonna get started on Reloaded early
Rockets don't want to lose again after what we did to them last Christmas.
Ws best shot might be to post up Wiggins and Paschall.
Ws shity defense against a team that loves to jack it up from deep. Welp
Man Rockets like our championship this year. As long as we beat them every game I'm fine with tanking out the rest
Yeah, Rockets weren't gonna come out with a hangover again after the last game and after All-star break lol
Wish I had the Warriors feed. This stupid as game is gonna go to OT
Rockets roster looks so weird without Capela in their starting lineup.
burks forgot he was trying to win games now
That was an awful miss by Burks
Rockets shoulda given Chriss a look before we picked him up this past off-season.
Hawks beat Heat, Trae with 50/8. Atl now 3 games behind/ahead of dubs