Rockets 64, Warriors 50 – END 2Q:
Rockets have their biggest edge at night on a beautiful pass from Gordon to Ariza, which dives them. Durant missed the ball and the night's biggest advantage goes to Houston as Gordon makes a layup and the Warriors get three more points with Durant. Tucker gets another dunk, and Curry has another bad pass sales, his second of the night. Ariza dives in, Durant gets a three and Curry misses a three on Paul sales. Iguodala gets the putback dunk. The warriors can not stop the bleeding towards the end of the half, and it ends with a leadership lead for Houston.
Rockets 56, Warriors 42 ̵
1; 3:13 2Q:
Green Dunks for his first points of the game after the time-out. Tucker beats a turning point, Thompson sinks a three and Ariza hits his own three. Thompson misses from a distance, and Gordon meets three of his own. Houston burns in this second quarter. Harden hits both free throws after another Thompson foul. Green has a bad pass, but Harden misses the layup. Green then … has a bad pass and another turnover. (19659005) Rockets 46, Warriors 35 – 6:00 2Q:
West cuts through the defensive and gets a drunk who is supported by Livingston. Houston's Tucker has a bad pass and Green gets the steal. Tucker then fouls and Durant hits both free throws. Linvgonston gets a giant quick break chance from Thompson's assistant – he whirled Harden around and threw the ball on the court. Lingston bangs it home. Ariza answers with a layup and Thompson answers with a three for Golden State. Tucker beats a three, Thompson misses a knight and Tucker beats three more. Golden State Timeout
Rockets 38, Warriors 26 – 8:34 2Q:
Tucker beats a three to start the second, and the Houston lead jumps to their biggest of the game. West gets a dunk on the Thompson Assist, and after a missed threesome from Tucker, Young hits a threesome for Golden State. Paul meets a long three for Houston. West and Thompson both get bugs, and Capela beats a jumper after grabbing the rebound. West gets his second personal and Capela hits the free throw. Another revenue for Golden State, and Harden makes a three, which caused a Warriors break.
Rockets 26, Warriors 21 – END 1Q:
Back from the time lapse, Curry gains possession and misses three more. He has another hit. Durant commits a foul and Gordon goes to the free throw line. He takes both pictures. Paul misses a three, Iguodala misses a fadeaway, Gordon misses a three and … wow, there are many missed threesomes. Iguodala and Young missed three. Tucker makes one of two free throws after a Livingston foul and Houston's Green after a Looney turnover. Curry hits a layup and sinks a free throw after a capela foul. Curry tries a three with two seconds and does not understand it. End of the first!
Rockets 21, Warriors 18 – 2:54 1Q:
Capela misses both free throws after the break. Curry hits a moving layup, and Green makes a huge block on a mbah a moute three attempt. Gordon and Mbah a Moute both miss it soon after, and Durant drops a layup for the Warriors, taking the lead at 5:30 in the opening frame. Gordon beats Hoe for Houston. Harden misses a three and a minute later he misses another. Curry also misses a three and the Warriors take on after the Gordon attack at Imout.
Rockets 13, Warriors 10 – 6:52 1Q:
Warriors catches the ball from the top and Thompson hurriedly hits Aj, assisted by Green. Paul makes a profit for Houston, and Curry starts his game with a missed threesome. Harden misses the first shot attempt for Houston. Ariza is fouled by Durant and hits both free throws. After a Durant Miss and a Capela Rebound, Ariza hits a layup. Iguodala with poor out-of-bound sales, then Thompson gets a deal with Harden, then Curry … has a bad out-of-bounds turnover.
Durant hits a layup and Paul has an offensive foul turnover. That's pretty ugly right out the gate! Harden comes on the board with a layup and Durant scores two free throws after a second leg Paul. Another lay-up for Harden and he's good for two. Green misses a three for Golden State and Ariza misses one for Houston. Curry with a big drive layup for two defenders, but he has called for a foul. Harden sinks a three and Houston takes the lead. Another bad turnover for the Warriors, and Ariza sunk a layup … and another turnover for the Warriors! Impressive. We get a Houston break.
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets play the second game of their Western Conference Finals series at 9:00 pm Wednesday night at the Toyota Center in Houston. ET. If game 1 was an indication of this, then we face another high-profile fight with a handful of MVPs and All-Stars.
The Warriors outlasted the Rockets on Monday and retreated in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, 119-106. Kevin Durant was venomous, scoring 37 points in 27 attempts and Houston defense in the middle row. Klay Thompson also saw a second half blast, a total of 28 points on 18 shots. Steph Curry had an 18-point night with 15 shots, and that did not matter.
So frightening is this Golden State team.
Houston has fought a brave fight. James Harden was on a different level in a 41-point trip and sank 5 out of 9 threes. Chris Paul almost doubled with 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine rebounds, but the bank did not help enough. Luc Mbah A Moute missed easy lay-ins and missed no goal (0 of 6), and Gerald Green had only six points. Eric Gordon had 15 points on 13 shots, but he alone is not enough to dethrone these warriors.
The Rockets must prove on Wednesday that they are indeed a legitimate threat. A 0: 2 could be a fatality.
Warriors Vs. Rockets Game 2
When: May 16
Where: Toyota Center, Houston
Time: 9:00 pm. ET