Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from the Western Conference Finals
2. Houston’s defense was good enough to win the series
Sure, the Warriors made a lot of shots throughout the series, but Houston’s defense was pretty good. The Rockets played the Warriors tight and their switch happy style disrupted the flow of Golden State’s offense.
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The Warriors blew the doors off of Houston in Games 1, 3 and 6. In some of those games, Houston’s turnovers led to easy transition points for the Warriors. The Rockets also played bad defense at times.
Although, the Rockets held Golden State to 105 points or less in four games, including two consecutive games when the Warriors failed to score 100 points. In Game 7, the Rockets limited Golden State to just 101 points, but Houston’s offense wasn’t up to par.
Holding the Warriors to just 101 points in a Game 7 in the Western Conference Finals is all the Rockets could ever ask for. In most games, the Rockets would’ve scored more than enough points to come away with the win.
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