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Houston Rockets: Daily Rocket Science – A tale of two halves

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles against the Houston Rockets in the first half in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Golden State Warriors won 121 to 94. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles against the Houston Rockets in the first half in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Golden State Warriors won 121 to 94. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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After a fiery first half, the Rockets tripped right out of the gate to start the second half, allowing the Warriors to hit all the shots they wanted to hit.

Of note the computer related issues continue for Ben Casey, so this article is actually his and I guess you could call this: Pinch Hitting for Mr. Casey, Part Deux.

To win the series now, the Houston Rockets must win three straight games against a team that has not lost two games in a row all season, and two of those games would have to be in Oakland. To say the odds are stacked in favor of the Golden State Warriors would be a vast understatement. I love the Rockets, but I cannot see one way for this series to turn around.

For today’s Daily Rocket Science, we’ll look at a few videos relating to yesterday’s game rather than a few articles. Never hurts to shake things up a bit.

Houston Rockets news and notes from around the web

Dwight Howard may not be around much longer as a Rocket, but he can always be counted on for a dose of confidence. According to NBA TV’s Twitter feed, the big fella claims that game 5 won’t be the last one for Houston this season. While that might help keep fans’ hopes alive, it sounded more like an avoidance of the real question the reporter was getting at.

"Game 5 won't be the last game for us." -Dwight Howard pic.twitter.com/bKb7ZifI8e

— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 24, 2016

Draymond Green has been the enemy during this series, killing the Rockets with his unique skill set and athleticism. He’s easy for opposing fans to hate, with his overdose of emotion and loud mouth. However, he’s a pretty stand up guy off the court. When a reporter tried to bait him with a confusing question, Draymond shut him down and refused to give him the controversial statement the he was looking for. Here’s the video, courtesy of ESPN.

Check out this video #espn https://t.co/oGlVGZGrWY

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) April 25, 2016

The last video we’ll look at today comes from Mark Berman of Fox Sports 26. In an interview with JB Bickerstaff, the interim coach discussed the variance in effort between the two teams after halftime. One team came out ready to play their hearts out for their injured teammate, while the other team came out looking dazed and uninterested. I’ll let you, dear reader, guess which one was which.

JB Bickerstaff: "When the moment calls for us to raise our intensity level we dropped our guard." #Rockets pic.twitter.com/99fmIUk7Ed

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 24, 2016

Houston will now travel back to Oakland for game 5. It is yet to be determined whether Patrick Beverley will suit up though Rotoworld says it’s unlikely. As for Curry the news of the day is his MRI returned a result of a sprained MCI. The news is he’ll be re-examined in 2 weeks. That doesn’t mean he’ll play in 2 weeks but they’ll reassess.

Curry out at least 2 weeks with knee sprain https://t.co/c03GW8kp6U via @SekouSmithNBA

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) April 25, 2016

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The Rockets will have their work cut out for them for today. The odds are still wildly against them, but another performance like Thursday’s would help them make this series competitive.

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