Stephen Curry? Klay Thompson? David Lee? Nope. Nothing. Tonight, the Golden State Warriors had a horrible shooting night at 35 percent from the field and the game was over from the start. It was very unfortunate, considering the Dubs have had slow starts in their past three games. Against a contending team like Houston, however, you can’t come back from that.
Tonight, the Warriors fell to the Rockets 103-85.
The good new is that the Warriors have one more game against Memphis until they get some extended time at home, where they will see Houston again. The box score will tell the whole story.
The first quarter was where the Rockets outscored the Warriors 31-12. From then on, it was a pretty even game, but the Warriors couldn’t find a way to climb out of the hole that they dug for themselves. The shallowness really showed, as Andre Igudoala and Toney Douglas, two key players, continue to remain sidelined. They both traveled, but chances are that they’re both out for Saturday’s game.
Thompson shot 2-for-10 from the field for five points. At some time, the Rockets realized that he was the Warriors’ most crucial piece. Because no point guard can really have success containing Curry, Chandler Parsons shut Thompson, and therefore the Warriors’ offensive game, down. The Warriors shot 2-for-16 on 3-pointers and turned the ball over 22 times.
Every now and then, teams have off nights. For the Warriors, this was long coming, considering they’ve had a decent start to the season. Sometimes, you just gotta shake your heads and move on because this was just one of those nights.