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Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Warriors

Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Warriors

Thompson insisted the Warriors remain equally focused, adding: "If we take the same focus and execute the game plan like we should, I have all the confidence in the world in this team". And while he wasn't dancing next to Oracle's in-house DJ, Thompson admitted after the game that he was more vocal and demonstrative than usual.

"Man, that felt good, to be honest", Thompson said.

"The most important thing I think Klay did tonight was his defense", Draymond Green told ESPN. Probably sounded more vocal than I usually am.

"Backs against the wall, it's shows what you've made of". What kind of fool am I for writing down a ridiculous title after losing a horrific Game 6? And a due Klay Thompson is a frightening enemy to have. "It's an opportunity, though, an opportunity that we all are excited to be a part of".

And yet, if you start thinking about the first quarter, it can be hard to stop thinking about the first quarter.

After a bad start in the first quarter, the Warriors were on fire in rest of the game. That result handed the league and the cabler the top spot across cable and broadcast and proved the highest-rated National Basketball Association playoff game on any network so far this season. The Warriors followed that up by limiting Houston to just nine points in the fourth, leading to a 26-point lead by the 4:30 mark.

The Rockets didn't appear to miss Chris Paul early on, outscoring Golden State 39-22 in the opening frame, including an 8-1 advantage in 3-pointers.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry slices between Houston Rockets Trevor Ariza and James Harden
MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ AP Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry slices between Houston Rockets Trevor Ariza and James Harden

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives past Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland on Saturday. "I don't know. I have no idea".

For what it's worth, though, The Big Lead revealed that Warriors coach Steve Kerr previously had some high praise for Strauss so this wouldn't be shocking.

"That's why he is who he is", said Curry.

Iguodala is listed as questionable for Game 6. "So here he is, and he'll suit up", Kerr said of McCaw. He doesn't worry about judgment and results. "He's so comfortable in his own skin".

I don't want to go home. The pressure doesn't seem to bother him much. He just competes and plays.

"He's gotten a lot better over the last two weeks".

With or without Iguodala, history says the Warriors will be tough to beat under the circumstances they'll be experiencing in Game 6.