Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals was crazy. The Golden State Warriors jumped out to a 12-0 lead, and it looked like the game - and the series - was over. But the Houston Rockets rallied back to take a seven-point lead into halftime.
Golden State dominated the third quarter, and led by ten entering the final frame. Once more, Houston battled back, holding the Warriors’ offense quiet in the fourth. Ultimately, the Rockets won, and regained home court advantage heading into Thursday night’s Game 5.
So how, exactly, did Houston shut down the Warriors’ loaded offensive attack? One word: Pressure. Coach Nick of Bballbreakdown made an excellent video showing how Houston’s pressure made things difficult for the Warriors. It also highlights a few breakdowns and blunders that the Warriors made, as well as some of their defensive scheme.
The best part of the video is that it shows just how much room for improvement there is in Game 5. And if you watch Coach Nick’s breakdown, you’ll have a fun time watching the game, and seeing exactly where those improvements are coming from.