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Houston Rockets Social Media Buzz: A Tale of Two Halves

Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts while playing against the Golden State Warriors in the second 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; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts while playing against the Golden State Warriors in the second 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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SCS takes a look at the social media buzz between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors from a bizarre Game 4.

After taking their first loss of the series Thursday night, it did not take long for the Golden State Warriors to announce that Stephen Curry would be making his return in Game 4.

Warriors announce Stephen Curry is available to play. #Rockets

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 24, 2016

Lock in! #DubNation

— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 24, 2016

With the league’s MVP set to make a triumphant return, Bleacher Report decided to take a live look into the Houston Rockets‘ pregame pep talk. Led by Houston’s All-Star duo Dwight Howard and James Harden.

Steph Curry is active for the Warriors.

The Rockets reaction:https://t.co/JZJ2BbvBoR

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 24, 2016

Although they got off to a slow start, perhaps Bleacher Reports’ pep talk was enough to ignite the Rockets offense during the first half. Behind Harden and Howard, the Rockets took an early 10 point lead.

Chef Harden at the buzzer!

James Harden at the buzzer pic.twitter.com/Q5RS2zObM9

— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) April 24, 2016

Superman Returns

#PlayoffDwight is doing work! He has now recorded a double-double in 11 of the Rockets past 12 playoff games! pic.twitter.com/vYTikyDfw2

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 24, 2016

Unfortunately, the relentless Warriors did not stay down long. As Golden State battled back to tie the game at 56 apiece. Yet the trending topic on social media heading into the break involved the health status of Stephen Curry and Patrick Beverley. Both point guards suffered right leg injuries and did not return to the game.

Curry Suffers a Knee Sprain

Curry not starting the 3rd quarter after slipping on an apparent wet spot and tweaking right knee in the first half pic.twitter.com/nKQy9fDmZN

— NBA Lowdown (@NBALowdown) April 24, 2016

Beverley Right Leg Strain

#Rockets Patrick Beverley (leg) will not return to Sunday's game vs. the Warriors. https://t.co/ojOABVyels

— NBA Daily Lineups (@DailyNBALineups) April 24, 2016

With their MVP out, the Warriors managed to take full control of the game. Behind Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Golden State outscored Houston 41-20 during the third quarter. After playing the first half with great intensity, the Rockets’ half-hearted effort was a huge surprise to most fans.

1st half Rockets showed that they have the talent to do something , 2nd half rockets shows they don't put in any effort LOL @HoustonRockets

— $osa Marvin Gaye☔️ (@CocoaBrownJesus) April 24, 2016

Rockets completely abandoned what worked in the first half on both end in the third. They deserve this drubbing the fans don't

— Shriram Bhat (@The_Yoyo) April 24, 2016

Y'all the Warriors really beat the Rockets with team ball without they MVP lmao

— Kodak Bop God (@Mcblouserton) April 24, 2016

Unfortunately, the Rockets were unable to close out the Warriors in game 4 losing 121-94. They allowed the warriors to set an NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single playoff game with 21.

Rockets lose. pic.twitter.com/w5IxdpNL8u

— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 24, 2016

After the loss one fan is starting to think that Dwight Howard has played his last home game as a Rocket.

This was Dwight Howard's last home game with the rockets.

— Isaac (@ilove_thunder) April 24, 2016

With Houston now trailing Golden State 3-1 in the series, can the Rockets recreate their magical comeback victory from last year’s playoff? Or will the Rockets’ embarrassing season finally come to an end?

Dwight: "Game 5 won't be the last game for us." pic.twitter.com/GfduvYwtCo

— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) April 24, 2016

Don’t worry Red Nation. I am pretty sure the Rockets season is just about over after Wednesday night.

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