Warriors fans are in full shock, and feel like the sky is falling after a stunning Game 4 loss to the Rockets, 95-92.
It was a defeat that might turn the NBA upside down.The Firecrackers evened up the Western Conference Finals, 2-2, snapping the Warriors 16-game home winning streak in the playoffs-- an NBA record-- and everyone (including the safeguarding champs)have actually been placed on notice.These Rockets are no punks.The visitors fell behind 12-0 and didn't get on the board till the 6:42 of the very first quarter.But the Firecrackers conditioned and resisted, ending the very first half on a 16-5 run to take a 53-46 halftime lead.Well, after Stephen Curry exploded for 17 third-quarter points, the Warriors were again seeking to knock out the Rockets for excellent and take a commanding 3-1 series lead.Again, these Rockets aren't psychologically weak as they took advantage of empty offending possessions by the Warriors, entered into their grill, and outscored them 25-12 in the 4th quarter.Haymaker after haymaker, the Rockets were knocked out on numerous events, but they summoned their inner Arturo Gatti and rallied back like a bloodied champ.Still, the protecting champs
aren't panicking as they head to Houston for a pivotal Game 5.-- 95.7 The Game( @ 957thegame ) May 23, 2018 Exactly what about the last ownership, when Klay Thompson forced a horrendous shot with an opportunity to connect? Here's Durant on the penultimate possession:-- 95.7 The Game(@ 957thegame) May 23, 2018 Should head coach Steve Kerr had called a timeout? Curry attempts to discuss the series:
-- 95.7 The Video Game (@ 957thegame) May 23, 2018 Andre Iguodala missed Game 4 with a left knee contusion. Who knows if he'll play in Game 5 or remain marginalized with the injury.How much will fatigue be an aspect moving forward? The Firecrackers played just seven players in Game 4, with five playing
35 minutes or more.Some will argue that the Warriors choked this game, which is reasonable. Nevertheless, they were contented all season, and in
Video game 4, they relaxed at the wrong time against a group that's hungry and desperate for respect.Give the Firecrackers credit: they've scraped and required the Warriors into an isolation group, and now, they have actually made it a best-of-three. Folks, we have actually got a series. Buckle-up.