Things weren’t looking good for the Houston Rockets. Despite James Harden’s commanding 41-point performance, an ultimately lacking support cast eventually saw the Rockets fall 119 – 106 to the Warriors in Game 1. The Warriors were mesmerising – capped by Kevin Durant’s efficient 37 points.
Everyone was a little worried – except maybe Mike D’Antoni. Houston’s coach fired back at criticisms after the heavy Game 1 loss.
“We can’t get off who we are. Embrace it. Just be better of who we are and don’t worry if somebody else solves the puzzle a different way. . . . we know our strengths and we’ve just got to do it better.”
His team obviously felt a similar way.
The Rockets stood over the Warriors today in a dominant 127-105 victory, with the support cast adding to Harden’s impressive 27. (Eric Gordon scored 27, while PJ Tucker chipped in with 22 valuable points.)
PJ Tucker was 🔥 tonight!
✔️ NBA Playoff career-high 22 points pic.twitter.com/bbKzl2PN6J
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) May 17, 2018
The series now shifts to Oakland, where the Warriors will hope to take advantage in one of the NBA’s loudest venues.
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