Paul was sorely missed in the third quarter of Game 6 where the Warriors turned a first half deficit into a blowout victory. Why keep flinging shots up from three-point range when it wasn't working?
Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni did an admirable job of getting his team ready and creating a style to make the Warriors uneasy. Did Houston's struggles cause him to rethink his trigger-happy philosophy?
On Monday morning, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala was having a hard time being sidelined deep into the playoffs. "That's what you do".
Green and Durant were barking at each other several times during the game when things weren't going well for the Warriors. But, no, I don't lose confidence in that. We've been together for four years. We've got to execute it.
"Monday", he said. "Please don't miss a game". Ryan Anderson's contract looms as an albatross, and for a team that was basically only playing six players in the conference finals, attaching a rotation player to get rid of Anderson in a trade is a risk. The Rockets were aggressive, jumping lanes and stripping balls from the opening jump.More news: Victory or Defeat in Game 7, the Boston Celtics have already won
But after a sloppy and shaky first half, there was undeniably a swagger to Curry and the Warriors once they heated up in the third quarter. Morey certainly isn't the type of general manager to stand pat, but bringing back all of his key players while adding talent is going to be a tricky balancing act. "We are going to try to get better throughout the series", he said. Steve Kerr has said this team could coach itself - in fact, he once let them do just that- but in pivotal games, Kerr always has them ready to come out of halftime. They made tough shots.
Except that's not it. All of those services require credit card information and subscription fees - but each offers a seven-day free trial, and if the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that weeklong period, fans can watch the Warriors vs. Rockets Game 7 live stream for free. Because at several moments in the final four games of this series, it didn't seem an inevitability at all.
Kevin Durant is excited about helping the Warriors return to the finals, but he got a little confused on when Game 7 was on Saturday night. He hit a midrange jumper to put Golden State up eight, then rose up over Gordon for another not long after that kept Houston at bay.
Houston undoubtedly caught some bad breaks - far beyond the missed threes in Game 7.
Celtics: Tatum is the first rookie to have 10 or more playoff games with at least 20 points since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970. Luc Mbah a Moute dislocating his shoulder for a second time earlier in these playoffs, however, was perhaps just as crucial.
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The Rockets had double-digit leads in their last two games but the Dubs came back both times to win. "So, it's extremely frustrating".