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Houston Rockets Game 5, Social Media Buzz

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 5.

As the Houston Rockets prepared for game 5, it was no question that the league’s MVP Stephen Curry would not participate in Wednesday night’s showdown. However, after leaving game 4 due to a hamstring injury, Patrick Beverley was cleared to play prior to tipoff.

Patrick Beverley says he'll play in Game 5 https://t.co/OC8EQYt3rr

— The Dream Shake (@DreamShakeSBN) April 27, 2016

Although the Rockets faced elimination, some can argue that Houston is right at home. According to Houston’s play by play radio announcer Craig Ackerman, the Rockets have the second best record when facing elimination. So this gave some fans new hope in Clutch City.

@ca_rockets @HoustonRockets time to add a few W!! Too that list!

— ∆UT6™ (@autooo94) April 28, 2016

@ca_rockets @HoustonRockets @SqWILLium ITS TIME LETS GO

— King Jake (@imjakenelson) April 28, 2016

Sadly, it seems like the Rockets did not get the memo. Houston’s first quarter was so bad it looked like James Harden was the only person from Clutch City who came to play. He scored 18 of Houston’s first 20 points, so I highly doubt the Rockets’ lack of effort is all his fault.

Good news: The Rockets didn't give up 40.

37-20 Warriors after one. Harden has 90% of Houston's points. His teammates were 0-15 FG.

— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) April 28, 2016

@DreamShakeSBN 99% sure harden could drop 50/14/12 this game and still get hated on and slandered as a lazy ball hog

— michael (@BassUno_2015) April 28, 2016

Highlights from Harden's 18 point first quarter.https://t.co/ZzkRVIzsLB

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 28, 2016

Glad to see one portion of the Rockets’ All-Star duo came ready to play. Unlike The Beard, Dwight Howard remained irrelevant on both ends of the floor. So much so, fans have already started turning their backs on D12.

Dwight trash in the post dawg

— #ProtectHarden (@RedNationBlogga) April 28, 2016

@Northside_Mike @RedNationBlogga Dwight has never been a great post player

— DEPRESSEDROCKETSFAN (@MtSeller3) April 28, 2016

Even with the solo contribution from Harden, it’s no surprise the Rockets trailed by 22 points heading into the break. By giving up 59 points in the first half, NFL great Deion Sanders made a quick suggestion to help the Rockets on the defensive end.

Houston Rockets & fans can we get @JJWatt to help play some defense vs the @warriors this is ridiculous. #Truth

— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) April 28, 2016

With their MVP out, the Warriors managed to destroy Houston. Down by 30 heading into the fourth, the Rocket’s discombobulated season was summed up in one possession.

Let's play the pain game pic.twitter.com/WApiaUt2Lo

— The Dream Shake (@DreamShakeSBN) April 28, 2016

Sadly, the Rockets season came to an end last night. Normally it’s a sad feeling when the Rockets are eliminated. However, after this disappointing year, it is nice to see Houston is finally put out of their misery.

We're right there with you, man. We feel your pain. pic.twitter.com/rbGWT02g76

— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) April 28, 2016

After the embarrassing loss, fans have already started saying their goodbyes to Dwight Howard.

I honestly am bummed out that Dwight Howard is most likely leaving us

Dwight Howard last game as a rocket

— Shawn Bailey (@theeShawnBailey) April 28, 2016

.@DwightHoward @HoustonRockets @crying_jordan pic.twitter.com/X8XxbKnAHY

— Charlie Richards (@OTownCharles) April 28, 2016

That wraps up the social media buzz from Game 5. Stick with Space City Scoop as the team turns to what is sure to be a busy off season. And, make sure you check out SCS’s end of season Rockets Round Table:

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