The Rockets played well in the first half of Game 6 versus the Warriors. Gordon responded by making his first four 3-pointers and scoring a rugged 19 points, while Harden - who entered Game 6 having missed 20 consecutive 3-pointers - totaled 32 points after missing his first two shots from long range. They were hitting three's, and the Golden State Warriors couldn't seem to hit anything. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 24.6 points and 4.4 assists. Curry knows that if the Warriors hope to return to the finals for the fourth straight year they'll have to get off to a better start in Game 7.
"I guess you could say I was born for it. Man, that felt good", Thompson said.
I'll be honest. I'm embarrassed with how the Houston Rockets played in Game 6.
"What I didn't see coming was the horrific defense we started the game with".
"I don't know if I was born for it, but I definitely worked my butt off to get to this point", Thompson said of his clutch performance in the win over the Rockets, before reconsidering.
"I have to focus and try to do the same things that I prepared today to take into Sunday", Hill said after Game 6. But the number of ridiculous calls going for the home team, particularly in the third quarter when the game began to get out of hand, was pretty remarkable. "I used to be so hard on myself, especially early in my career", Thompson said.
The 2018 Western Conference Finals are going to a seventh game.
China Klay showed us a different side of Thompson, and for just a second you might have thought he was on the court for Golden State's 115-86 Game 6 win over the Houston Rockets. Some fans feared they wouldn't see one at the beginning of the game. "So we're going to come out and be ready". Houston made seven of 11 three-point shots in the first quarter, building a lead as big as 17 points.
As The Athletic's Ethan Strauss revealed, National Basketball Association scout Nate Duncan may have had a play he drew up for Stephen Curry actually used by the team in the Game 6 victory.
Instead, they scored just 45 points in the first half, couldn't get into any sort of rhythm offensively, and failed to make a field goal in the final minute of regulation.