The Houston Rockets will travel to Oracle Arena Sunday night to take on the Golden State Warriors for game three of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. The Warriors won Game 1, 119-106 and the Rockets bounced back,winning Game 2, 127-105.
The “Buzz” around the NBA is that the Rockets now have momentum. This is absolutely ridiculous. Houston gave up home court. Golden State did what they were supposed to do and that is win a game on the road.
I have been studying this series like John Nash from the movie Beautiful Mind. No matter how many scenarios I play out, I can’t find one end result where Houston advances to the NBA Finals.
Golden State is better in every category. They play better defense, they have a much better coach, they have better shooters and better scorers.
Game 3 should be an easy victory from start to finish for the Warriors. Their home crowd will be “rocking” and their role players should out play Houston’s bench.
Houston Center, Clint Capela, has 17 points and 16 rebounds in two games. In order for the Rockets to have a legitimate chance, he has to put up about 18 points and 15 rebounds per game, he hasn’t done that. Eric Gordon had 27 points in Game 2, I don’t see him putting up more than 20 points per game at Golden State. James Harden will get his 25-30 points, but can you rely on him down the stretch in a big playoff game on the road?
Kevin Durant put up 37 and 38 points in 2 games. The Rockets have no answers for him. In their first two games,Chris Paul has outplayed Stephen Curry. I expect Curry to come out firing in game three and have at least 25 points.
The Warriors will return back to Houston up 3-1.
They are too deep, too well coached and too experienced.
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