Yet when his comments on injured teammate Kevin Durant came after Golden State's series-clinching Game 6 victory, they were still attention-grabbing.
Somehow, Rockets guard Chris Paul got wind. "We are not going to sit on our hands, I can promise you that". Kevin Durant missed a 3 after that.
Golden State owner Joe Lacob said he hopes to keep guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in Warriors uniforms as long as they play in the National Basketball Association. That isn't to say he can't be successful - that's not the case - but just to point out that there's no guarantee you can extrapolate out those scoring margins and apply them to this series.
"They've got a lot of middle linebackers on that team", he said.
"This whole playoff run he has been the best player in the league and has carried us so the least we could do is have his back tonight and move on to the next round", Curry added. It's unacceptable. We just have to be better.
After losing the first two games of the series on the road, the Rockets head back to Golden State for Game 5 on Wednesday night with momentum on their side after their overtime win in Game 3 before Monday night's victory.
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Warriors forward Draymond Green, who had eight points, said the team had to revert to their vintage championship form from before Durant joined them in 2016. He lit up the Totoya Center, pouring in 33 points.
"Obviously, we just wanted to win the series, but this is ideal", said Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
We'll hopefully get to see what he was talking about as we enter the summer. He had some good moments in this series, but was never as dominant as he'd looked at times in the regular season.
"It is like he is playing in the park shooting on a chain-link net", said Curry of Thompson. The Warriors called a timeout and he collected himself and remained in the game. Even though their star was struggling mightily, fighting through constant double-teams and trap-attempts, Golden State managed to ride strong efforts from Thompson, Green, Iguodala, and key-reserve Kevon Looney to a 57-57 tie, by halftime. The Warriors made one more three-pointer but lost the rebounding battle by five.
Houston improved to 5-0 in home games this postseason.
Two-time defending champions Warriors punched their ticket to the NBA's final four for the fifth consecutive season and eliminated Houston from the post-season for the fourth time in five years. "He told me 'we gave him the court at 6:45.' We asked him how long they had the court for", Roland told the Chronicle.