For anyone who doubted that defeating the Golden State Warriors was possible, doubt no more. The Houston Rockets, playing at home, seized the opportunity to send a message to Stephen Curry and co.
James Harden did his thing with 22 points and eight assists, but the star of the show was Chris Paul. The future Hall of Famer took the game by storm and was in complete control. He finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
This win not only serves as a morale booster, it also sends a message to the heavy favorites to repeat. The Rockets aren’t a threat to ignore. With Chris Paul and James Harden controlling the offense at certain points of the game, there are no opportunities to take breaks on defense.
Golden State tried to come back with their bursts on offense but found out that it will take a whole 48 minutes to beat this Rockets team.
Both Curry and Klay Thompson endured below-par games and that will certainly not be the case in a possible meetup in the playoffs. With the splash bros finding it hard to find their rhythm, Harden and Paul took over the game,
There was a moment that completely summarized the game, with the game drawing to a close, Harden made a dagger in the face of Curry, who tried to retaliate only to have his shot attempt by the Beard.
This was only a regular season game, but the two teams were certainly giving it there all. With this win in the back of their heads, the possibility of the Rockets being a serious threat will certainly be hard to deny.
Anyone tired of seeing the Warriors breeze through the playoffs finally has a reason to watch again. No more doubting, this match up is up for grabs.
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