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A very sad news from Puerto Rico. The player of Indios de Mayaguez Andres Ortiz Colon died in a car accident. RIP
Little Jarrod has decided doesn't want to sleep, so we're up watching Webster at 3:55am
Unmarketable skill - being able to guess what hotel beat writers are staying at by restaurants/bars they tweet about
Stat requested from the Flying Saucer crowd tonight: NBA teams that go up 3-0 in a series complete the sweep 60% of the time.
Terrible reports out of the Hill Country. Blanco River in Wimberley, 26 ft over flood stage, 6 ft higher than record. Catastrophic flooding
A couple players laughed at Iguodala’s walk-up layup. Said it was like a Marshawn Lynch TD
But I am entertained by the thought that I could call up the Merc editors and order them to put my column wherever I think it should run.
To the emailer who complained to me because a recent column "wasted" space on the news front, not the sports page: I don't make those calls.
Also, generally: Don't turn it over. TO's feed Houston's offense and unbalance the Warriors transition D.
What have the Warriors figured out about the Rockets? Keep them limited to pull-up jumpers or drives, Bogut said. No squared up 3s.
Why did the Warriors put Barnes on Harden after Klay guarded him in the first two games? More length and strength, Ron Adams said.
The 2015 Western Conference finals, in 1,000 words http://t.co/GE0jXqLqUF
Mauro Diaz fouled 8 times tonight by Montreal...tying FC Dallas single game record, also held by Oscar Pareja & Brian Haynes
15 corner kicks for FC Dallas tonight in 2-1 loss at Montreal, just one shy of team record 16 set in April 2014 win vs Toronto FC
“We just can’t quit on each other.” - Dwight Howard
Going from web Tweetdeck to Tweetbot is like back in the day the first time my parents upgraded from 56k to DSL.
Losses by 25+ points, 2015 playoffs: Houston 3 All other teams 3
Saw Paula Poundstone's hysterical performance at Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater last nite, topped only, I see, by Rockets' laughable effort
At the end of the day, Rumble's cardio killed him and Cormier can take a helluva shot.
Mayweather always tweets his big-time gambling winnings but never his big-time losses. Reminds me of my Dad. https://t.co/hWI7o1NUEW
Man. Does this perfectly set up Jones-Cormier?
Warriors coach Steve Kerr on what makes Stephen Curry different http://t.co/XdbEShVSzc
Dwight looks so demoralized.
"We've been through too many battles for it to end like tonight. ... We can't quit on each other." Dwight Howard
Ron Adams: "“We have a lot of pride defensively in this room & they were disappointed after the first 2 games at home & it showed tonight."
McHale: We've got nothing else we can do. We've got to come out and fight. We didn't play particularly well tonight, but they out‑hustled.
Stephen Curry said courtside fan used a four-letter word, prompting his response: "I turned around and said ‘sit down'."
Jason Terry: 'We got whupped pretty good, but you’re going to either run or you’re going to fight. This team has plenty of fight in them."
A stunned feeling in Rockets locker room.
Kerr: "I felt like we were ready to play our 'A' game." I guess he was right.
This is going the distance. Blackhawks win in double OT
Harden averaged 33 points (shot 58.5 %), 10.5 rebounds, 9 assists, 3.5 steals in the first two games. Tonight: 17 pts(18.8 %), 3 rbs, 4 ast.
Corey Brewer: "We just got our butts kicked. It was embarrassing. It’s embarrassing anytime you lose by 30, especially on your homecourt."
I asked Harden what adjustments the Warriors made on him tonight. His answer: “None."
I put on the hockey. Someone tell me if Harden speaks on the Based God curse.
Fantastic statement made both in the octagon and out. TKO over Vitor Belfort after taking it to the mat, then says 'Stop doubting me!' after
TweetBot is the move.
Man, Weidman-Rockhold at MSG would be amazing.
Warriors vs. Cavaliers seems inevitable at this point. If that happens, we'll have two first-time NBA head coaches in the Finals.
Probably worth it for the Jazz to dangle G.S.'s 2017 first-round pick in a deal. Bogut, A.I., Curry, Thompson under contract through '16-17
If both conference finals end in sweeps by May 26, the NBA Finals would still begin June 4. Ten days off for the Warriors, 9 for the Cavs.
"They played better than we did in all aspects of the game. I was surprised we didn't come out with a little more juice." Kevin McHale
Looking back, growing more impressed with the fact Memphis beat these Warriors twice....
Can't wait for Weidman - Rockhold.
The Golden State Warriors are one win away from their first NBA Finals in 40 years. How crazy does that sound?
Is web tweetdeck being unbelievably slow lately for anyone else?
"This is a great lesson for our team: If we defend like crazy and take care of the ball, we’re going to be in good shape." - Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr on Curry: "...shooting is hard to describe."
Steve Kerr: "Steph was Steph."
Warriors improve to 78-17.
Vitor just looks like a different human from the Pride days.
If Warriors sweep the Rockets on Monday they wouldn't have to play again until June 4 and wouldn't have to depart from Oakland until June 8.
Didn't see Steph Curry winning a title before KD.
Stephen Curry has hit five or more three-pointers in five consecutive playoffs games. No other player in NBA history has done that.
Bay Area media has been called homers for much of these playoffs. Nation, THAT is what we’ve been watching all year
Steph Curry needed only 19 shot attempts for his 40 points.
This is Steph Curry's second 40p/7a/5r game of the 2015 playoffs.
In the end all the Grizzlies need to do this people will realize that competed much better with Golden States than anyone else
Rockets shoot 33.7 percent from the floor and got outrebounded 60-39.
Final: Warriors 115, Rockets 80 After a difference of just five points through Games 1 and 2, Golden State wins by 35 in Game 3.
Mavs' 40-point win in Game 7 of the 2005 first round still remains Houston's worst playoff loss, despite losing by 35 tonight.
Asked Salt Lake's Alfredo Marte about the pitch he got in the 8th, when he doubled: "I figure I want a fastball so maybe I hit a home run."
115-80. Down 3-0.
Poor effort by the Rockets, just no fight tonight. Harden 17 points in three quarters, Howard with 14-14. Smith 16.
Warriors smack Rockets 115-80 in Game 3. Stephen Curry: 40 points on 12-19, 7A, 5R, +33. James Harden: 17 points on 3-for-16, 4A, 3R, -31.
Golden State 115, Houston 80, Final. Rockets down 3-0 in this series.
Rockets now down 3-0 to Warriors after a deflating 115-80 loss at home tonight in Game 3.
FINAL: Warriors 115, Rockets 80. Beaten in every way in Gm 3, Rockets now trail 0-3 in series. No team has ever come back from that deficit.
Corey Brewer raced into the lane for a possible put back. He only has one mode
Steph Curry is a the first player in 4 years (Dirk in 2011) to score 40+ points on fewer than 20 FG attempts in the postseason.
James Harden and Dwight Howard might want to consider taking a kid with them up to the podium. They can use some leniency.
The BRush 3 just absolutely caps it
Warriors vs. Cleveland Game 1 on June 4 at Oracle Arena. Probably. (Almost certainly.)
McHale figured if he didn't put Harden back in the Rockets would come back ...
Toyota Center playing "Till I Collapse"
This says it all. http://t.co/cfNnsTZW5W
Steph Curry's effective field-goal percentage tonight: 81.6%.
Stephen Curry has really cleared out the Toyota Center... http://t.co/zCzeR6WcBc
PCL final: Salt Lake 3, Colorado Springs 2. Angels prospect Andrew Heaney (5-0) gets a no-decision, but one earned run in 7 1/ 3 innings.
Forgot Papanikolau was a thing.
A D-League game is about to breakout. McAdoo, Holiday, Papanikolaou all getting time.
Papanikolaou in the game now. Haven’t seen him in awhile.
If Patrick Beverley is the difference in this series, he's gotta be the MVP
Draymond Green checks out at a game-high +36
Judging by the fans behind me, the Toyota Center bars are generous with pours.
If that's it for Curry tonight, if finishes with 40 points on 19 shots. Remarkable.
Harden is probably done for the night. He went 3-16, 1-5 from 3, 10-11 from the line to finish with 17 points.
First time in 31 years that I've been hanging out with my dad and turned off a basketball game to watch hockey.
Is there anyone in America who wouldn't rather hear from Riley right now than from Dell?
Curry to the bench. Barbage time begins
In a way, these stop-and-pop Warriors are trying to win the title the Kings, Jazz and Suns of the last two decades were thisclose to taking.
Iguodala rubbing it in. He waits a while before dunking on the break and on the way down the court, Ariza says something to him.
Barbosa for Curry. That might be it for him.
Love a lot of sports. You're seeing tonight why nothing tops playoff hockey. The best.
Iguodala with the trollingest dunk of his career
Nick Johnson is giving great effort. Steph Curry is, however, just too, too good.
Curry has 40.
Only thing more unbelievable than Steph Curry's shooting is that Sonya Curry is a grandmother.
Rockets have three starters in with 5:42 left. James Harden is not one of them.
I aint even tweeting anymore, I'm just going to RT for the rest of this game.
Biggest Warriors concern in the Western Conference Finals: "How to stay sharp with up to nine days off in a row before the Finals?"
Bogut fouls out after a 12-12 evening.
Free agency the next two years will be very interesting. I want to see which Western Conference guys will head east. So wide open out there
Do you bring Harden back down 100-73 with 5:42 left.
Bogut fouls out. Doesn't matter.
Part of me is glad the Spurs didn't win a playoff series. Running into the Warriors wouldn't have been pretty.
Mass exodus of red.
If both conference finals are sweeps, there will be eight days without a game before the NBA Finals start Thurs., June 4.
If Warriors advance and win it all, this is the first time in modern era that a team mostly defined by free-wheeling offense bucked a trend.
Think of Stephen Curry being locked in vs. San Antonio two seasons ago vs how open he is tonight. Credit personal development and coaching.
Warriors in five for the title.
Here's a fun hypothetical matchup: Last year's Spurs vs. this year's Warriors. That series is a coin flip.
James Harden Game 1: 11-20 FGs Game 2: 13-21 FGs Game 3: 3-16 FGs
The NBA Eastern and Western conference finals have never both ended with four-game sweeps in the same postseason.
The "Don't worry, it'll all be over soon: 🚀 🔫" tweets are gonna be coming out in full force tonight
Curry back in.
Warriors about to take a 3-0 lead against the Ball of Yarn in the Western Conference finals.
Stop-and-pop, eye-candy teams — the Mavs, Suns of Steve Nash, C.Webb and Mike Bibby's in Sac and the old Nuggets — never made NBA Finals.
Barbosa is coming out of the game.
Credit Bob Myers and Co. for finding the perfect backup, who fits their model of long, versatile types, in Livingston. Sneaky great move.
First Indy500 tomorrow.
Forgot to tweet this: saw Jameis Winston in the Toyota Center
Warriors are up by 26 and Barbosa is -7.
Pablo Prigioni didn't enter during the third quarter as McHale sticks with the rookie. Prigioni does have three fouls.
And we've learned the circumstance under which Kerr can be up 26 and look like he just took a shot of liquid tinfoil
after 3 quarters, Steph had 37 pts on 17 shots. not sure, but think that's pretty good
Cavs fans may not want to hear it, but gonna need a pretty healthy Kyrie to beat Warriors
I can easily see the Cavs and the Warriors meeting up in every NBA Finals for the next three years
Draymond Green said after Game 2 he felt great about where the Warriors were against Houston since he said they hadn't play well yet. Well..
Livingston has been the perfect fit for the Warriors all season, getting his due these last two rounds.
Don't know where Steph ranks among great shooters--can't forget Reggie, Ray Allen--but GSW is probably the greatest jump shooting team ever.
Even if you aren't a big basketball fan, you should watch Steph Curry play. His games are must-watch television at this point, for everyone.
Would Houston switch this must on Curry if Beverley was healthy? Interesting question. I think so but worth wondering.
Rockets fans getting a first-hand look at why Curry sat for so many fourth quarters this season. This is regular season Warriors stuff.
Golden State playing five-man basketball and three notches sharper than any playoff game at Oracle so far this postseason. Go figure
Rockets ended third quarter at 31.2 FG%. Warriors’ postseason record for lowest opponents’ FG% (in West Coast era): 31.6 … in 1967 vs StL
Bogut's Dream Shake needs some work ...
Josh Smith's hoops IQ is negative 20
Nine days ago I was called a moron for saying Dwight Howard looks NBA irrelevant. He got boxed out by Steph tonight.
Corey Brewer does not give up.
Does Phil still want to know how things are "goink" for the Golden State Warriors?
Like I said, Steph's the best shooter ever!
my analytics say Steph is great and Rockets blow
I promised myself I would never tweet about "Lil B" but James Harden's shot chart... http://t.co/eVjUKCCMAe
Marlins win 1-0 in 13th on Prado hit, snap 8-game skid.
Rockets have 28 rebounds tonight. Barnes, Green and Bogut have 26 combined.
And do I hear a "Let's Go Warriors" chant? Yes I do. Fourth quarter might be ugly for Rockets fans.
So Superman, a guy with a beard and the MVP walk into a playoff series….
You just feel like Golden State broke Houston's will after pulling out the first two wins at home. Rockets have had nothing tonight. Nothing
The red on the floor is mostly blood
Steph Curry has 37 points on just 17 FG attempts. goodnight
Warriors 92, Rockets 61. Worst playoff loss in Rockets history is by 40 vs. Dallas. Curry has 37 in 31 minutes.
In all seriousness, the Rockets had a hell of year.
This is supposed to be an exhibition!!!
Curry with 37 points in 31 minutes. Almost Ducks-like
Curry is just lighting the Rockets up tonight -- 6-8 from three for 37 points. It's a 31-point Warrior rout with a quarter still left.
We've got a bunch of fans exiting Toyota Center right now.
By the way, Josh Smith was tough stepping into Curry there off the screen ... The completely forgot to play defense and left him wide open.
Live Periscope from Houston: http://t.co/zDzT3rDsy2
Harden is 3-16 from the field. Curry is 11-17.
Stephen Curry ladies and gentlemen
The Almighty could not be immediately reached for comment, but it's clear Steph Curry and the Warriors are His Favorite Church League Team.
BRUH, how do you keep letting Steph get loose?
Rockets had a two-on-one with Harden and Johnson and the rookie missed the layup. It's 92-61 after three, visitors.
Hey refs: http://t.co/GDN6IGJ7nm
Refs showed Rockets a little mercy, didn’t call the oil on Johnson
End of third quarter update: Curry 37 points on 17 shots.
Let's just get this Cavs/Warriors series started tomorrow. No more need for this semifinal nonsense.
Looking like it's going to be a Steph-and-LeBron NBA Finals. That should be pretty entertaining...
Fun watching Curry having a fun time with these Rockets fans.
It's like he's invisible out there
Best finger roll since Gervin.
Memo to Josh Smith: your teammates will never think you're FAKING a three.
If this was a rec league, Houston's coaches would demand to see Steph Curry's birth certificate.
Curry with the finger roll on poor Nick Johnson.