Thompson saved 21 of his game-high 35 points for the second half and Curry chipped in with 16 of his 29. While Harden handled most of the ball-handling duties, Gordon got hot from distance, hitting 4-of-6 three pointers while scoring eight of the Rockets' first 10 points.
But the Warriors closed the gap to 61-51 at halftime, then passed Houston before the end of the third quarter and pulled away early in the fourth. They came back to win the series, which ultimately led to Kevin Durant signing with Golden State in the offseason, ushering in a new era of Warriors dominance. They opened with an 11-0 run to spark a dominant second half that made National Basketball Association history.
You better believe Twitter had a lot to say about the night's action. Even so, network execs could have reason to wonder if the lack of novelty could erode viewership - though if the conference championship round has taught us anything, it's that the best ratings tonic is often a seven-game series.
Warriors center Kevon Looney was listed as questionable on the injury report for Monday's Game 7 against the Rockets with a sprained toe. It's that when things got tight they were more resistant to giving in. "It's a bone bruise, there's not sort of a timetable, it's more just up to the individual and how he's feeling, and we don't really know".More news: Luis Suarez wishes Mohamed Salah all the best after Ramos foul
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Looney played 19 minutes in the Game 6 win.
Fast forward about two months, and McCaw is suiting up - in the biggest game of the season.
"We're not going to be coy with it. We're still confident. We're a confident group, and we've just got one chance". "I believe in our boys", said Thaddeus Gill.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry slices between Houston Rockets Trevor Ariza and James Harden. On Saturday when the Rockets were being blown out in Oakland, the Astros were dropping a game to the Indians in Cleveland.
Saturday night's Game 6 included some of the uglier fastbreaks of this golden Warriors era: the 2-on-1 Steph Curry fumble to erase a should be layup, the 3-on-1 when Draymond Green had his choice between passing to Curry or Klay Thompson and instead threw it to James Harden, a number of rushed, missed bricks. Houston went 65-17 during the regular season, including 15-9 in games in which Paul didn't play.
The record was previously held by the Los Angeles Lakers, who, coincidentally, outscored the Warriors by 37 points (73-36) in Game 3 of the 1973 Western Conference Finals. "At the same time, we'll rally and do what's right", D'Antoni said.