The Houston Rockets have a chance to make a statement tonight as they look to beat the Warriors in their own arena. Can they shock the world and go up 3-2 in the series?
It’s been a tale of two halves for the Houston Rockets so far in this series. In the first two games, the Rockets looked a bit disjointed and dropped both games in Oakland. In the second two, the Rockets looked much better and won both games in Houston.
Going back to the Bay Area, Houston must continue to stay focused as they look to win their third straight. Though they weren’t at their best, they still only lost the first two games by a combined 10 points. Winning tonight is entirely possible and something that the Rockets will look to do.
It won’t be easy, though. Only Houston last season has beaten the Kevin Durant-led Warriors three times in a single series. Even then, the Rockets didn’t beat them three times in a row. That’s unheard of for one of the best teams ever assembled in the postseason.
KD vs. the Beard
We are seeing an all-time duel between two of the best to ever play the game of basketball. Kevin Durant and James Harden have been going off in this series and are doing some incredible things on the court.
They are both averaging over 35 points a game, with KD putting up 36 a night and Harden putting up 35.8. The Beard is doing that with 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while Durant is averaging 5.0 rebounds a game and shooting a torching 48% from downtown.
In my opinion, these are the two best scorers in the league and some of the best of all time. They are living up to the hype in this series and essentially carrying their teams offensively. Durant has had stretches where he single-handedly brought the Warriors back into the game. Harden has been killing defenders all series with his patented step back 3. It’s been extremely entertaining to watch and we will get more of that tonight.
Be sure to watch tonight as the Rockets go for three straight, starting at 9:30 p.m. CT.