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Rockets: 3 positive takeaways from blowout loss in Game 6

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 26: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals in the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 26: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals in the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 26: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets speaks with referee Ken Mauer #41 during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals in the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – MAY 26: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets speaks with referee Ken Mauer #41 during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals in the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Rockets fell apart in the second half of Game 6 last night. While it was an overall negative game for the team, there are definitely some positive takeaways.

The Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors will play a decisive Game 7 on Monday. The winner gets a chance to play the Celtics or Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

In Game 6 with a chance to win the series in Oakland, however, the Rockets had a second half to forget. They scored just 25 points total and were getting a very unfavorable whistle from the officials. They also finished the game with 21 turnovers, far too many.

The Rockets were up by 10 points at the half, though. They came out strong and ready to play. For that reason, there are several things that can be observed in a good light for the Rockets as they prepare for Game 7.

Let’s look at 3 positive takeaways from the unfortunate blowout loss to the Warriors in Game 6. We’ll start with the most obvious one:

Next: Takeaway No. 1

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