The Golden State Warriors visit the Houston Rockets for Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals tonight at 5:30 p.m. PT, on ABC.
Should the Warriors win, they’ll take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. That series margin has never been squandered in the history of the NBA Playoffs.
If the Rockets win, the series is suddenly 2-1, and very, very interesting.
Of course, these two teams are used to meeting for playoff games. And when they met in Houston last year, something amazing happened: The Rockets missed 27 consecutive three-pointers.
That’s not a fact Steve Kerr has forgotten, as was apparent at Saturday’s morning shootaround.
Steve Kerr on forcing the Rockets into 27 straight missed 3-pointers in this building: pic.twitter.com/LzdhEkmt1w— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 4, 2019
Thankfully, both teams are healthy going into the game (minus, you know, DeMarcus Cousins). Klay Thompson’s sprained ankle is okay. Steph Curry’s dislocated finger is fine. James Harden’s eye contusion and eyelid laceration are good enough to play on.
Stephen Curry, who still has his left middle finger wrapped, gets up shots in Houston: pic.twitter.com/pOkOKcbsRp— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 4, 2019
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni says guard James Harden is “good to go” tonight after his eye injury.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 4, 2019
This is a pivotal game, and both teams are now well rested, since they haven’t played since Tuesday.
Prepare for some fireworks, and hop in the comments to discuss the game with us!