Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Warriors

Warriors may have run a play for Stephen Curry suggested by writer in Game 6

Warriors may have run a play for Stephen Curry suggested by writer in Game 6

Thompson, who has struggled for much of the series, was big throughout, finally finding his stroke to the tune of 35 points on 9-of-14 shooting from 3-point range while adding six rebounds and four steals.

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry were the stars, combining for seven three- pointers in the third quarter to help Golden State to a 115-86 win. "So we're going to come out and be ready".

The Warriors looked like themselves. If he can not come up big and get Golden State back to the NBA Finals, the critics will only grow louder for Durant.

The Rockets are a win away from the NBA Finals and they're playing the game in Toyota Center.

No arguing they both appreciate Thompson's no-fear shooting approach and ability to nearly single-handedly turn the tide of a game with a timely 3-pointer or two - or nine. "The guy's a machine". Golden State eventually found some sort of rhythm in the second quarter, bringing the deficit back down to 10 by halftime.

Then came one of their trademark third-quarter surges. They opened with an 11-0 run to spark a dominant second half that made National Basketball Association history.

Soon, the rout was on.

"Well, I think it's going good", D'Antoni said in a Sunday evening conference call regarding Paul's injured right hamstring. "So we're hoping he's back, and we'll see what happens".

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Flawless final [day] of the season, of a very exciting season, a very intense season. I don't think a lot of teams will reach 100 points", he said.

"I hate when anybody gets hurt".

Since Kerr took over as coach in 2015, the Warriors are 36-6 at home in the postseason, including an NBA-record 16-game winning streak that was snapped in their 95-92 loss in Game 4.

"We lost people in transition. At the same time, we'll rally and do what's right", D'Antoni said. "It was sort of a head scratcher". I was more anxious about the offense coming into the game than the defense. "But the defense eventually kicked in, and obviously that led to transition, and the shotmaking in the second half was just unbelievable".

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland on Saturday. We can even do more than that.

Thompson has always been content to be the understated All-Star among the four in Golden State's starting lineup. Now, Harden will have to do a lot more of that creating himself, and with the full attention/gameplan of the Warriors' defense. Houston committed 11 first-half turnovers, five early. "So nothing changes for us". We know what we have to do. We're still confident. We're a confident group.

"We have an opportunity to re-establish ourselves at home, get a big win, keep ourselves alive, and then roll the dice into Game 7", Curry said. This isn't the Klay Thompson who tries to sneak out before the Warriors PR staff insists that he talk to media. "I like where we are".

After a couple of days to recover, the weekend's NBA winners will meet Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on ABC.

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