After fighting back from down 0-2, the Houston Rockets are officially tied with the Warriors in the intense second-round series. Can they pull off the comeback and keep winning?
The Houston Rockets made it tough on themselves for this series against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. They lost the first two games of the series, both on the road, and came back to Houston in a must-win scenario for the matchups.
They showed some real heart and were able to win them both. Last night, the Rockets led most of the way and ended up with a narrow victory after a patented Warriors push at the end. The lead was as much as 17 at one point, though, and the Rockets played a fantastic game all around. They left Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry open at the end but thankfully, that didn’t come back to bite them.
Now, we have a brand new series. It becomes a best of 3 with two games being played in Oakland. The Rockets and Warriors were in this situation last year, but with the home court advantage flipped. Can Houston find a way to reverse the result from the previous season?
Even as can be
This series seems like another one that is destined to go 7 games, much like last season’s classic one. The Rockets will need some clutch moments in Oakland, with at least one win coming there.
These two teams have proven to be pretty even over the last couple of years. They are both veteran-heavy and used to competing against each other. Now, it comes down to execution. Can the Rockets stay hot and continue to defend well against Curry and Klay? Will Harden continue averaging these crazy numbers? We can only hope so as the Rockets look to be the first team to dethrone the KD-Warriors.
The Warriors are insanely good, but the Rockets proved they can hang with them this season with these two huge wins in Houston. Next game will be huge, so be sure to tune in on Wednesday night.