Rockets: 3 positive takeaways from blowout loss in Game 6
No more Oracle Arena third quarters
Thankfully, the Rockets have endured the last third quarter of death in the Oracle Arena this year. With Game 7 being in Houston, they will have a positive crowd backing them up.
The Warriors are a great third quarter team no matter where they are, but they become absolutely lethal when at home. The fans of the Warriors spur them on and the team just doesn’t seem to miss.
Golden State won the third quarter 33-16 last night even though it seemed much worse. In Game 4, the Rockets were able to withstand a 34-17 third quarter. In fact, the Warriors won every third quarter in the Oracle Arena by 10+ points in this series.
The third quarter damage gets a lot better when the games are in Houston. The biggest margin of victory for that quarter by the Warriors was in Game 1 where they won it by 7 points. Let’s hope that trend continues into Game 7 and that the momentum will go the Rockets’ way.
The game being in Houston is very exciting. The whole city will be behind the Rockets and will be ready to be loud and rowdy as the team looks to make the NBA Finals for the first time since 1995.
Next: Takeaway No. 3