Rockets 64, Warriors 50 – END 2Q:
Rockets have their greatest lead of the night time on a ravishing go from Gordon to Ariza, who dunks it. Durant misses at hree, and the most important lead of the night time will increase for Houston, as Gordon makes a layup, and the Warriors lastly get some extra factors with a Durant three. Tucker will get one other dunk, and Curry has one other unhealthy go turnover, his second of the night time. Ariza dunks it, Durant will get a 3, and Curry misses a 3 after a Paul turnover. Iguodala will get the putback dunk. The Warriors can’t cease the bleeding close to the tip of the half, and it involves an finish with a commanding lead for Houston.
Rockets 56, Warriors 42 – three:13 2Q:
Green dunks for his first factors of the sport after the timeout. Tucker hits a turnaround hook, Thompson sinks a 3, and Ariza hits a 3 of his personal. Thompson misses from vary, and Gordon hits a 3 of his personal. Houston is on fireplace on this second quarter. Harden hits each free throws after one other Thompson foul. Green has a nasty go, however Harden misses the layup. Green then … has a nasty go, and one other turnover. Houston takes at imeout.
Rockets 46, Warriors 35 – 6:00 2Q:
West cuts by the protection and will get a drunk, with a Livingston help. Houston’s Tucker has a nasty go and Green will get the steal. Tucker then fouls and Durant hits each free throws. Linvgonston will get an enormous quick break alternative off the Thompson help — he spun Harden round and lobbed the ball down the court docket. Lingston slams it residence. Ariza responds with a layup, and Thompson responds with a 3 for Golden State. Tucker hits a 3, Thompson misses a jumper and Tucker hits one other three. Golden State timeout.
Rockets 38, Warriors 26 – eight:34 2Q:
Tucker hits a 3 to begin the second, and the Houston lead jumps to its greatest of the sport. West will get a dunk on the Thompson help, and after a missed three from Tucker, Young hits a 3 for Golden State. Paul hits an extended three for Houston. West and Thompson each get misses, and Capela hits a jumper after grabbing the rebound. West will get his second private, and Capela hits the free throw. Another turnover for Golden State, and Harden makes a 3, prompting a Warriors timeout.
Rockets 26, Warriors 21 – END 1Q:
Back from the timeout, Curry will get possession and misses one other three. He has but to hit one. Durant commits a capturing foul and Gordon goes to the free-throw line. He makes each of his pictures. Paul misses a 3, Iguodala misses a fadeaway, Gordon misses a 3 and … wow there’s a whole lot of missed threes. Iguodala and Young each missed threes. Tucker makes one in all two free throws after a Livingston foul, and Houston’s Green dunks after a Looney turnover. Curry hits a layup, and sinks a free throw after a Capela foul. Curry tries a 3 with two seconds left, and doesn’t get it. End of the primary!
Rockets 21, Warriors 18 – 2:54 1Q:
Capela misses each free throws after the timeout. Curry hits a driving layup, and Green makes an enormous block on a Mbah a Moute three try. Gordon and Mbah a Moute each miss proper after that, and Durant drops a layup for the Warriors, taking the lead with 5:30 remaining within the opening body. Gordon hits at hree for Houston. Harden misses a 3, and a minute later, misses one other. Curry additionally misses a 3, and the Warriors take at imeout after Gordon hits one.
Rockets 13, Warriors 10 – 6:52 1Q:
Warriors get the ball off the tip, and Thompson shortly hits aj umper, assisted by Green. Paul commits a turnover for Houston, and Curry begins his recreation off with a missed three. Harden, likewise, misses the primary shot try for Houston. Ariza is fouled by Durant, and hits each free throws. After a Durant miss and a Capela rebound, Ariza hits a layup. Iguodala with a nasty out-of-bounds turnover, then Thompson will get a steal on Harden, then Curry … has a nasty out-of-bounds turnover.
Durant hits a layup, and Paul has an offensive foul turnover. This is fairly ugly proper out of the gate! Harden will get on the board with a layup, and Durant hits two free throws after a second private for Paul. Another layup for Harden and he’s good for 2. Green misses a 3 for Golden State, and Ariza misses one for Houston. Curry with an enormous driving layup round two defenders, however he’s known as for a foul. Harden sinks a 3, and Houston takes the lead. Another unhealthy turnover for the Warriors, and Ariza sinks a layup … and ANOTHER turnover for the Warriors! Wow. We get a Houston timeout.
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets will play the second recreation of their Western Conference Finals sequence on Wednesday night time on the Toyota Center in Houston at 9:00 p.m. ET. If Game 1 was any indication, we’re in for one more high-scoring battle that includes a handful of MVPs and All-Stars.
The Warriors outlasted the Rockets on Monday, pulling away within the last minutes of the fourth quarter, 119-106. Kevin Durant was venomous, scoring 37 factors on 27 makes an attempt and slicing up Houston’s protection within the mid-range. Klay Thompson noticed a second-half explosion too, totaling 28 factors on 18 pictures. Steph Curry had a pedestrian 18-point night time on 15 pictures and it didn’t even matter.
That’s how terrifying this Golden State crew is.
Houston put up a valiant battle. James Harden was on one other stage in a 41-point outing, sinking 5-of-9 threes. Chris Paul almost triple-doubled with 23 factors, 11 rebounds and 9 rebounds too, however the bench didn’t assist sufficient. Luc Mbah A Moute missed simple lay-ins and didn’t sink a shot (Zero-of-6), and Gerald Green had simply six factors. Eric Gordon had 15 factors on 13 pictures, however he alone isn’t sufficient to dethrone these Warriors.
The Rockets must show on Wednesday that they’re, in actual fact, a legit menace. Going down 2-Zero might spell doom.
Warriors vs. Rockets Game 2
When: May 16
Where: Toyota Center, Houston
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET