Look out, NBA fans. There’s a rivalry brewing.
Last time the Warriors played the Houston Rockets was in Houston, and they lost by a score of 140-109. After that, the Warriors lost all confidence and fell to a record of 30-21. In the closing minutes of that game, the Warriors and Rockets got into some altercation which resulted in the ejections of two players. The Rockets were going for the NBA record 27 three pointers, but the Warriors intentionally fouled to prevent this from happening. So what?
Mark Jackson’s squad and him hate to be embarrassed. They didn’t want a team to go for a record against them so they started fouling. I don’t think there’s a problem with that, but some of the Rockets had something to say about it. Players like Chandler Parsons called the Warriors and Draymond Green out for some dirty play. Do you think Green has heard about this? You bet!
I’m sure that’s going to be running through his head when he’s defending a Rocket on a three point shot. What are we to expect of this next game?
Today, the Warriors are to play the Rockets again. This time, however, I’m sure things are going to play out a little bit differently. Yes, the Rockets may shoot the ball at 60-70% from the field, but they aren’t going to escape with a 31 point victory. In fact, they may be leaving the bay area very unhappy.
For Jeremy Lin’s homecoming, he will have a big night. It is Stephen Curry’s job to shut him down. Last time against the Warriors, Lin scored 4/5 Three pointers, and scorched the Warriors for 28 points. Klay Thompson’s job is defend James Harden without touching him. He has developed into an elite scorer, and Klay Thompson an excellent defender, has a good chance of shutting him down. If they keep the Rockets from shooting threes, they will win the game.
The Warriors are better by record and by team. Now that Andrew Bogut has had a couple days to rest, he will shut out Omer Asik on the glass. Don’t you think it hurt watching his team get crushed four times in a row?
Get ready, NBA fans, this is going to be one of the games that you would like to watch.