Published: Wed, May 01, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

The Rockets Are Trying to Manipulate the National Basketball Association

The Rockets Are Trying to Manipulate the National Basketball Association

His worst effort came in Game 3 when Houston won despite him missing his first 15 shots to set an National Basketball Association record for most misses to start a playoff game.

"He may bump guys off going to the rim, but everybody does that".

All's fair in love, war and the NBA Playoffs.

When asked about it Friday, per the Chronicle, he replied "I just said nothing". I know my team is going to be ready to knock down shots tomorrow, and I'm going to be ready to knock down shots tomorrow. There were just three in all of last year's postseason.

The history between the Rockets (especially Harden and Paul) and Foster goes back even further.

To demonstrate that point, Kerr began his media availability on Monday by flopping out of his chair and then calling a foul on a nearby reporter. "We know how hard it's going to be", James Harden said Saturday. "I ain't trying to hear that". They combined for a total of just four points in Game 1.

Even if Durant stays with the Warriors this off-season and wins a few more title rings, it will take him a long time to reach the same point Jordan did. "If you just sit around and think about that all day every day how do you ever get past it?"

"I'm starting to put everything together on both sides of the ball", he added.

Houston's Chris Paul was ejected with 4.4 seconds left for a second technical. "Both teams really got after it and competed", Kerr said. "That's what they told me". He'll work Game 2 along with Ed Malloy and Eric Lewis.

"That's our best lineup", Kerr said.

The Warriors have home-court advantage this time, while a year ago Houston grabbed the West's No. 1 seed.

Paul is on a mission after he sat out the final two games because of an injured right hamstring he hurt in Game 5. The Rockets lost the game by four points. "They're going to come after you and pick-and-roll".

Through the first 62 games played this season, Draymond averaged 7.2 points per game and only scored 10+ points in 15 of contests.

Durant now has 3,901 career playoff points, passing Larry Bird (3,897) for 11th place.

The Rockets have been building a case against the Warriors dating back to last season, when similar shenanigans seemed to affect their playoff hopes. The Rockets were without reserve guard Austin Rivers because of an illness.

Despite being fined, Paul won't be suspended for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday night.

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