With a chance at the NBA Finals on the line, the Houston Rockets came out swinging and took a 54-43 lead into halftime of Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against the Warriors. The Warriors outscored Houston 122-63 in the second-half of the final two games. "If we had Chris, if he was out there, we'd have been playing on Thursday".
The Rockets lost Game 6 at Golden State, 115-86, on Saturday night, which allowed the team to tie the series and force a Game 7 at Toyota Center. "We knew it was a long shot", D'Antoni said. "They'd make a little run, he'd hit a 3". Stephen Curry and the defending champions trailed by as many as 15 in the first half after falling behind 17 in Game 6. He missed the past three games due to the injury. "Neither was theirs. They just made a higher percentage". He's probably more devastated than anybody. "So for us that's our challenge to have the same mentality we had for the last 36 minutes of (Game 6) and bring that from the jump in Game 7". He tried to test the hamstring Monday but wasn't close to being ready to play.
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James, who battled fatigue in Wednesday's game five loss, played an incredible 46 of a possible 48 minutes in the game six win. Interestingly, that was also the last time James was down 2-0 in a series in the East, which the Celtics closed out in six.
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James scored 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists, but he didn't dominate the game as he normally does. It sure has looked at times as though he relishes these moments, though James said otherwise at Cavaliers shootaround Friday.
And D'Antoni, Harden and Paul go into the offseason with the same whispers, the same doubters wondering about their readiness for the magnitude of these sorts of moments. 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. "I think we competed, and competed the best we can". Elie played with the Houston Rockets from 1993 until 1998. "It's a grown-man league". Who you got winning it? It don't matter who plays. Why did they stop attacking the basket after the first half? But with a home crowd behind the Rockets tonight, they will be able to ride out a hot start better than they did Saturday night at Oracle Arena. Houston missed all 14 3s that it launched in the third quarter, part of a stretch of 27 straight missed 3s, the longest such drought during a playoff game in National Basketball Association history. Houston kept firing threes despite missing consistently.
"I'll be good, though", he said.