This current Cavs team is very flawed, and you could argue they were outplayed in their seven-game, first-round series against the Indiana Pacers. Like I've said before, all that stuff is cool. You obviously want to build [a team] to beat the defending champs.
"That stuff has been said for about a year now".
"No matter what the score is, no matter the time, whatever it is, we play desperate", Holiday said. Ricky Rubio didn't play at all, Dante Exum was lost to a hamstring injury in game four, Derrick Favors was hobbled much of the series with an ankle injury and Donovan Mitchell went out early in the fourth quarter Tuesday with a knee injury. The don't-kill-yourselves-in-the-regular-season gambit was a bet that such a travel itinerary doesn't matter - that a well-rested Warriors team is the best team in the National Basketball Association, no matter where the games are played. And, head coach Steve Kerr knows it's going to be a tough series.
"We've got a goal". He converted three free throws at the 6:25 mark following a hard foul by Jrue Holiday.
This is the matchup the Rockets have longed for.
"Noted. Great. We'll see y'all soon", Green said then. They won't get another chance to cheer until next season. "Especially for an opportunity like he's never had before, he went to go get it".
CP3 was 13-of-22 from the floor last night, including 8-of-10 from three-point range, and he scored or assisted on 26 of the Rockets' 37 points in the fourth quarter, according to ESPN.
On top of that, the Rockets won two of three games against the Warriors during the regular season, when the Warriors were the favorites in all three. "We're not about to run off talking about how bad we want to play somebody", Draymond Green told reporters after Golden State clinched their second-round series victory.
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"We've got a goal". You could see the raw talent and competitive nature of Paul in New Orleans. Clint Capela (five points, five boards, three steals, five blocks) and Eric Gordon (two of eight, eight points) were non-factors offensively: they will have to step things up against the Warriors as it will be all hands on deck for the Rockets.
Kevin Durant echoed Green's sentiment.
"You can call them any kind of five, they're really good", Gentry said. But we didn't try to look past whoever we played that night to think about Houston.