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“We just can’t quit on each other.” - Dwight Howard
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.
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.
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."
Steve Kerr on Curry: "...shooting is hard to describe."
Steph Curry needed only 19 shot attempts for his 40 points.
Rockets shoot 33.7 percent from the floor and got outrebounded 60-39.
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.
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.
This says it all. http://t.co/cfNnsTZW5W
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.
Judging by the fans behind me, the Toyota Center bars are generous with pours.
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.
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.
Nick Johnson is giving great effort. Steph Curry is, however, just too, too good.
Curry has 40.
Rockets have three starters in with 5:42 left. James Harden is not one of them.
Bogut fouls out after a 12-12 evening.
Do you bring Harden back down 100-73 with 5:42 left.
Pablo Prigioni didn't enter during the third quarter as McHale sticks with the rookie. Prigioni does have three fouls.
Rockets have 28 rebounds tonight. Barnes, Green and Bogut have 26 combined.
Warriors 92, Rockets 61. Worst playoff loss in Rockets history is by 40 vs. Dallas. Curry has 37 in 31 minutes.
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.
Harden is 3-16 from the field. Curry is 11-17.
Rockets had a two-on-one with Harden and Johnson and the rookie missed the layup. It's 92-61 after three, visitors.
Curry with the finger roll on poor Nick Johnson.
Nick Johnson blocks Curry. So there's that.
Nick Johnson with a nasty rejection of a Steph Curry drive, giving us a good look at what we've been missing -- any kind of defense on him.
Rookie Nick Johnson on Curry now.
It's 83-56 as Curry makes a long three.
Ariza, a long, lean defender on Curry.
Rockets going small to try to 3 their way back in. Brewer in for Howard. Jones at center.
Both teams playing politics with the refs right now.
With all the things Draymond Green has done in this series, they finally call a technical on him for *that*?
Howard has four fouls setting a back screen and got called for push in the back.
4 fouls for Dwight now.
Steph Curry has more 3's than Harden does field goals.
Harden struggling tonight. He is 2/13 from the field, has 13 points.
Howard blocks a Thompson drive so Curry chases it down in corner and nails a 3. He turns to the crowd to let them get a good look at him.
Steph Curry ladies and gentlemen.
Steph Curry's SO sick.
Smith just called for back to back fouls… he and McHale are not happy about it.
Smith called for two quick fouls. The last one was a reach in. He's got two.
Josh Smith still upset with ref Scott Foster and he's not hearing it anymore. He just wants to talk with Smith and tells him to go away.
Golden State is 1-7 to start the second half.
Actually, that's six technical fouls in playoffs on Howard. No. 7 would be an automatic one-game suspension.
Harden forces a jump ball after Green snagged the rebound.
Dwight Howard just drew Bogut’s 4th foul and then threw his hands in the air to get the crowd to be louder.
Harden draws foul, Smith hits a 3, 24 shot clock violation against GS, Howard with a bucket. Good start for Rockets.
Smith with a 3, Rockets defense force a shot clock violation… some positives to start the half.
Howard gets tech for mouthing off. Before Harden was about to shoot FTs he said something to Green or the refs.
Dwight picks up a technical foul. I believe that's No. 5 of the playoffs for him.
Warriors movement without the ball, especially when Curry doubled, has been phenomenal. Rockets movement almost non-existent.
The Rockets' 37 points scored are the second fewest first half points this season. 36 were scored vs. Sacramento Dec. 11. Rockets won in OT.
The Rockets are going to have to get something from their bench. They have two bench points - on Terrence Jones free throws.
The Rockets 37 first-half points are their second-fewest in a half this season. Scored 35 in the first half against Sacramento.
Rockets bench is 0-9 from the field. Warriors bench 7-13
I’ve seen the Rockets do too many special things in the postseason to call this one. Let’s see what the 3rd quarter holds.
Those of us who were in LA when the Rockets rallied from 19 down, know this isn't over. Right?
Rockets have 5 assists, 5 turnovers… shooting 29.3 percent from the field.
Warriors turned the ball over just once in the entire half. They have 15 assists.
Halftime act called the Russian Bar. Girl on balance beam that is a sort of trampoline. Cool but Rockets fans would prefer if serving vodka.
Curry doing it. He's got 18. Bogut has 12 and seven. Warriors 30-22 rebounding edge and 32-20 pts in the paint lead.
Warriors 62, Rockets 37. Rockets shoot 29.3 % as Harden (1 of 8) ends half with missed 3. Warriors are 19 of 36 inside the arc. Have 1 TO.
Dwight Howard has 12 points, 10 rebounds for Rockets. Harden has 8 points. Curry has 18.
HALF: Warriors 62, Rockets 37. Failure at every level. 29.3% shooting, 2-13 from three, just one turnover created. Bench is 0-9 FG.
It's 62-37 Rockets at the break. Harden with eight, six from the line. Howard with 12-10. Rockets shooting 29.3 percent from the floor.
So that was a bad first half for the Rockets. I really wish I could hear the halftime speech tonight.
Can't stress this enough -- Rockets forced just one turnover in the first half. ONE.
About only thing Harden can get going is to drive into teeth of the defense and try to draw a foul. Everything else lined up to stop him.
Warriors playing games with the Rockets. McHale needs a timeout and it's 59-35 with two minutes left.
McHale calls a timeout with 2 minutes till halftime. Rockets are down 24.
Dwight Howard is 2-8 from the line.
Steph Curry has 17 points, four rebounds and four assists. He's just everywhere.
The lead is 20.
Curry's teammates had the Rockets on the ropes for him to swing for the knockout. Howard's teammates are also here somewhere.
Crowd getting on Zach Zarba. Might have been a touch foul on Terry for reaching out and poking Curry on 3, but why do it?
The “ref, you suck” chants in full effect.
Fans are so angry right now. "Refs You Suck!" chants kicking in. One of the most ridiculous calls on a Steph Curry three-point attempt.
Terry barely touched Curry. Foul was called and McHale calls timeout and the fans are a little upset.