Defending Champs Run Rockets...Lead 2-1

The Golden State Warriors put a beatdown on the Houston Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night. They defeated the Rockets in every quarter in this game and the game was lopsided from the tip. The Warriors played probably their best defensive game of the 2018 post season and Reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant gave all the credit to that saying "success all stems around the defensive end" and it was imminent from the performance.  

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The Warriors Steph Curry led all scorers with 35 points and 5 made threes after making just 2 in the first two games (2-13). He was the Steph the Warriors knew would eventually show up after sub par games in Houston. He let the Rockets know that the Oracle is his house and the first two games were nothing compared to what they would see in Oakland. If this is true the Rockets may be in a world of trouble going back to the Toyota Center for Game 5. 

Kevin Durant continues to be the consistent scorer that he's been in the first two games contributing with 25 points on 9 of 19 shooting and still has yet to be solved by the Rockets the difference is they weren't prepared for the onslaught from Curry as well. They also got double figure scoring from Klay Thompson (13 points), Andre Igoudala, and Draymond Green 10 points a piece and Green also had a game high 17 boards. 

The Warriors shot 40% from three making 13 three's out of 32. They were a plus seven from the freethrow line 17-10.

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The Rockets who reverted back to the team that loss Game 1 at home never showed a team with much fight. Theywere slower to the ball and didn't have much movementon offense as they did in Game 2. 

James Harden led the way with 20 points on 7 of 16 shooting and those 7 baskets were nothing short of difficult. Chris Paul  and Clint Capela both chipped in with 13 point's. Ultimately it's going to take man contributions from the other's on Houston's roster not named Harden of they want to dethrone the Champs

Game 4: Tuesday 5/22 6:00 PT

What To Watch For: Will The Rockets Get Back To What They Did in Game 2?