Rockets set single-season National Basketball Association 3-point record
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 2:52
The distance over San Antonio is 3.5 games, something very complicated to overcome, so this victory is more than a victory for the Warriors, as they guarantee the field factor for the Playoffs. "But we never really lost confidence in ourselves".
Consider that the Warriors, who own the best record in the National Basketball Association, are coming off two nights during which they also proved to be the best team. It was not going to be easy. Maybe the more important question: What does this mean for the rest of the Western Conference?
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors to a 110-98 come-from-behind road victory over the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Wednesday. Barnes started instead. Iguodala scored in double figures for a season-best fourth straight game.
"It's the NBA. You can't dwell on any of them", Green said.
"We're just in a bad spot right now", James said after losing to the Bulls on Thursday. It might happen, but rarely. We knew what we had to do. "But that's a hard thing to do: to defend at that level for 48 minutes".
"Three days ago at home, we spotted them 17 points and then we got back in the game, and it didn't work our way", Harden said.
The rout seemed to be afoot. "I thought the guys showed great resolve and focus". "But they got it back, certainly".
Houston took an 85-83 lead into the fourth after officials reviewed Sam Dekker's earlier jumper at the 2:59 mark of the third that was initially called a shot clock violation.
Today's game on March 31 is the third and final game between Rockets and Warriors. "But if you don't get it, it's not that big a deal". "We've got to do a better job of scrambling, talking, communicating".
Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio. From there, the Warriors outscored the Spurs 103-69, while shooting 56.9 percent, including 12-of-22 from deep with 30 assists and only nine turnovers. Davis had 30 points, and 13 rebounds, while Cousins added 29 points and 16 boards in his first game since missing two straight with a sprained ankle.
Thompson scored 11 points in the period to fuel a 37-point quarter, and Golden State held the Spurs to 24.
West, who played for the Spurs last season, torched his old team with 11 of his season-high 15 points, three assists and a block in the final quarter. "They did a great job showing hands and crowding". The Spurs are 106-57 overall against the Warriors. In those instances, San Antonio "settled" according to Aldridge, and played one-on-one ball too often, as opposed to continuing to move the ball to find better shots. "It took a lot". "I think now we understand how important our defense is for us winning, especially in the playoffs". More likely, it's new players melding with Curry, Green, Thompson and even Iguodala. They're not going to give up.
Seven of the Silver and Black's last nine games are against teams that would make the playoffs if the postseason started Wednesday. The Spurs raced to a 33-17 lead in the opening quarter, matching their largest lead of the season after the first quarter. "Obviously, good times, but you want to keep pushing".