Rockets fail to tie up Series; Head back to Houston down 2-0

“And Draymond Green slams it home to capitalize on this 12-0 Warrior run!” Silence beckoned throughout television screens across flooded Houston. The Warriors had just put the exclamation point on what was one of the most horrific days in the history of the (overflowed) Bayou City. The rockets found themselves down 2-0 in a series where they had only a 4 percent chance to advance.
The rockets got off to a good start, as Josh Smith began to dial in from long range off the bench, hitting three threes in as many attempts in the first quarter. Unfortunately, the luck from long range did not carry over for Smith, as all nine points from him came in the first.
Jason Terry gave the rockets a boost off the bench in the second half, hitting two threes and keeping the Rockets in the game. After the game, Terry was unsatisfied of the rockets play on the other side of the ball, saying, “I am tired of watching people come down the lane and dunk and lay it up on us.” The Warriors shot sixty percent in the paint and demolished what little defense the rockets played.
The rockets will need to rely on role players like Smith and Terry if they intend to advance in the playoffs.
Things began to get chippy in the fourth, as after a questionable foul, coach J.B. Bickerstaff got called for a technical and, instead of being down nine, the rockets found themselves down eleven with only seven minutes to play. Bickerstaff openly accepted the technical foul, saying,” If we’re not defending our guys, who will?”.
This year has been a letdown for the Rockets, and if they have any chance to save it, it must start now.

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