The NBA playoffs Western Conference finals just ended in Game 5. The Rockets defeated the Warriors again 98-94 at home, and the series scored 3-2.
Full game, the Warriors shot 32 of 72 shots, the field goal percentage was 44.4%, three pointers He made 10 of 26 shots and shot 38.5% from the field. The Rockets made 29 of 29 shots, and shot 37.2% from the field. 13-pointers made 13 shots and shot only 30.2% from the field. From these two data points, the Warriors are much more efficient than the Rockets, but they still lose. Why?
Cause the 16 mistakes with their 16 turnovers, the Warriors' own carelessness , such as Green's last dribble, but many of them are due to the Rockets' defense, so that the Warriors' players can't pass the ball. After the game, Durant said in an interview that the team did a great job on the defensive end, but the team's mistakes and fouls, let them lose the game. Durant said that since the entire season, they have not encountered such an infinitely changing opponent, which makes the team somewhat uncomfortable.
From the start of the game, the Rockets’ unfettered defense made the Warriors uncomfortable, opening 3 minutes. There were two mistakes because of the Rockets' defense change. Under such a strong situation, the Warriors emphasized the speed, but the Rockets' defense is basically not leaking, so their passing is difficult to move quickly. Keep it accurate. In the next game, the Warriors return to their home field. If they want to win, they must cherish every ball and reduce every mistake. For the Rockets, the key is to maintain the intensity of the game, and Harden finds out. West decision, more and more exciting.