In the first quarter of the game, the warriors were whistled for too many fouls, but were playing good defense. It was a 22-12 Rocket lead with 6 minutes left in the quarter. When Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry entered the game, they were able to bring the Warriors to a 38-37 deficit to end the first. The Rockets were already 7/10 from three point land.
The second quarter was where things really started to heat up, for the Rockets, that is. Although the Dubs had some nice offense for themselves, they found that their defense returned to its old ways – letting the other teams score every possession. The Rockets built a double digit lead and kept it that way. Curry’s half court shot at the end of the second made it a 77-62 point game at the break.
At the start of the third quarter, the Rockets quickly jumped to a 19 p0int lead, and continued to scorch the Warriors, who were suddenly stone-cold. It was more of the same for the rest of the game, and the Warriors were just devastated by the amount of points they kept giving up.
The Warriors’ final advance in the early 4th quarter was thwarted, and the Rockets cruised to an easy victory. For the Dubs, Stephen Curry had 7 points, and Klay Thompson had 6. Lee finished with 18 points, and Andrew Bogut with 10. The Warriors now fall to 30-18 on the season, and need to bounce back from this horrifying loss.
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