Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against Gerald Green #14 and James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 16, 2018 in Houston. We played soft actually. When you're 15 years old you see [Michael] Jordan and the [Chicago] Bulls, you're 'Oh wow, this team is great!' You look up to them, you want to be like them. 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 this series there had been plenty of opportunities to show that - the Rockets are hyper-aggressive in running him (or anyone, for that matter) off the 3-point line, effectively giving Curry a clear path to the basket every time he touched the ball. "And once Steph gets a couple of open looks and gets going, he can make any shot in the book". Thompson had just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting and 2-of-4 from long range as the Warriors' "Splash Brothers", who combined for 46 points in Game 1 were nowhere to be found when the team needed them.
It was also a classic showing from the Warriors, whose third-quarter margin in the playoffs is up to 77-points through 13 games.
"Every time he comes to a game since he's been with the Warriors, we have won that game and sold it out, too, so we'd like to keep that going".
The Houston Rockets didn't do anything well in Game 3 last night, and the scoreboard reflected as much.
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"A lot of it was just talking to myself, nearly like you've got to be your biggest fan sometimes".
"We're in the middle of a hell of a run, obviously", coach Steve Kerr said.
"She's right. I gotta do better. I don't mean to disappoint, but I've seen crazier from him, but it was good to see".
As I said before: Harden and Durant are effectively canceling each other out. They were running their screens and all that stuff like that. That summed up a 19-turnover performance for the Rockets, who had been pretty good at protecting the ball prior to Sunday night.