Here we are Red Nation! As the 8th Seed in the West the Houston Rockets booked their ticket for the Playoffs. However, as Tonight’s Game 1 proved, there’s a monumental task ahead of them in the form of Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
One thing is for sure: the Playoffs are unpredictable. And with the first game of the post season already shocking the basketball world with the Pacers upsetting the Raptors in game 1, the expectations were high for the game between the team with the best record in NBA history and the Houston Rockets, so called “not your typical #8 Seed”.
After a very sloppy start with both teams losing easy opportunities it was business as usual with the Warriors killing the Rockets from the three point line.
Houston finally settled down after a time-out and in general there was a better sense of organization on both ends of the court but shots simply weren’t falling for the Texan team. And while Bickerstaff’s plan of playing a highly physical game probably looked like a good alternative, it didn’t stop the Warriors.
A number of dubious whistles later and the Warriors ended with a 20+ lead by halftime. Had Andrew Bogut’s illegal screens been called he’d be in the locker room in the second quarter.
Instead it was all Golden State Warriors as the game was settled by halftime.
When Curry injured his ankle in the third quarter and the Warriors decided he was done for the night the Rockets made a few runs: all stuffed by Steve Kerr’s squad.
Is there any hope going forward? Hard to say so….
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