Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets' situation epitomizes 'win or go home' cliché blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden's heroics nowhere to be found in ugly Game 3 loss blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

“We just can’t quit on each other.” - Dwight Howard

Calvin Watkins

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.

Jonathan Feigen

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."

Calvin Watkins

A stunned feeling in Rockets locker room.

Jenny Dial Creech

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.

Jonathan Feigen

Corey Brewer: "We just got our butts kicked. It was embarrassing. It’s embarrassing anytime you lose by 30, especially on your homecourt."

Jenny Dial Creech

I asked Harden what adjustments the Warriors made on him tonight. His answer: “None."

Calvin Watkins

Steve Kerr on Curry: "...shooting is hard to describe."

Howard Chen

Steph Curry needed only 19 shot attempts for his 40 points.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets shoot 33.7 percent from the floor and got outrebounded 60-39.

Calvin Watkins

Poor effort by the Rockets, just no fight tonight. Harden 17 points in three quarters, Howard with 14-14. Smith 16.

Calvin Watkins

Golden State 115, Houston 80, Final. Rockets down 3-0 in this series.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets now down 3-0 to Warriors after a deflating 115-80 loss at home tonight in Game 3.

David Hardisty

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.

Calvin Watkins

This says it all. http://t.co/cfNnsTZW5W

Calvin Watkins

A D-League game is about to breakout. McAdoo, Holiday, Papanikolaou all getting time.

Jenny Dial Creech

Papanikolaou in the game now. Haven’t seen him in awhile.

Jenny Dial Creech

Judging by the fans behind me, the Toyota Center bars are generous with pours.

Calvin Watkins

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.

Calvin Watkins

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.

Howard Chen

Nick Johnson is giving great effort. Steph Curry is, however, just too, too good.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have three starters in with 5:42 left. James Harden is not one of them.

Calvin Watkins

Bogut fouls out after a 12-12 evening.

Calvin Watkins

Do you bring Harden back down 100-73 with 5:42 left.

Calvin Watkins

Pablo Prigioni didn't enter during the third quarter as McHale sticks with the rookie. Prigioni does have three fouls.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets have 28 rebounds tonight. Barnes, Green and Bogut have 26 combined.

Jonathan Feigen

Warriors 92, Rockets 61. Worst playoff loss in Rockets history is by 40 vs. Dallas. Curry has 37 in 31 minutes.

Howard Chen

#Rockets D not able to keep up with all the #Warriors movement on offense, with or without the ball. Curry has 37. Rockets down 31.

David Hardisty

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.

Calvin Watkins

Harden is 3-16 from the field. Curry is 11-17.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets had a two-on-one with Harden and Johnson and the rookie missed the layup. It's 92-61 after three, visitors.

Calvin Watkins

Curry with the finger roll on poor Nick Johnson.

Howard Chen

Nick Johnson blocks Curry. So there's that.

David Hardisty

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.

Calvin Watkins

Rookie Nick Johnson on Curry now.

Calvin Watkins

It's 83-56 as Curry makes a long three.

Calvin Watkins

Ariza, a long, lean defender on Curry.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets going small to try to 3 their way back in. Brewer in for Howard. Jones at center.

Calvin Watkins

Both teams playing politics with the refs right now.

David Hardisty

With all the things Draymond Green has done in this series, they finally call a technical on him for *that*?

Calvin Watkins

Howard has four fouls setting a back screen and got called for push in the back.

Howard Chen

Steph Curry has more 3's than Harden does field goals.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden struggling tonight. He is 2/13 from the field, has 13 points.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

Steph Curry up to 29 points tonight. #MVP

Calvin Watkins

Steph Curry ladies and gentlemen.

Howard Chen

Steph Curry's SO sick.

Jenny Dial Creech

Smith just called for back to back fouls… he and McHale are not happy about it.

Calvin Watkins

Smith called for two quick fouls. The last one was a reach in. He's got two.

Calvin Watkins

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.

Calvin Watkins

Golden State is 1-7 to start the second half.

Jonathan Feigen

Actually, that's six technical fouls in playoffs on Howard. No. 7 would be an automatic one-game suspension.

Calvin Watkins

Harden forces a jump ball after Green snagged the rebound.

Howard Chen

Dwight wins the fight for the def rebound, trying to rev #RedNation UP. Encouraging 1st 2 minutes for Houston, but they've gotta sustain it

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard just drew Bogut’s 4th foul and then threw his hands in the air to get the crowd to be louder.

Calvin Watkins

Harden draws foul, Smith hits a 3, 24 shot clock violation against GS, Howard with a bucket. Good start for Rockets.

Jenny Dial Creech

Smith with a 3, Rockets defense force a shot clock violation… some positives to start the half.

Calvin Watkins

Howard gets tech for mouthing off. Before Harden was about to shoot FTs he said something to Green or the refs.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight picks up a technical foul. I believe that's No. 5 of the playoffs for him.

Jonathan Feigen

Warriors movement without the ball, especially when Curry doubled, has been phenomenal. Rockets movement almost non-existent.

Calvin Watkins

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

The Rockets are going to have to get something from their bench. They have two bench points - on Terrence Jones free throws.

Jonathan Feigen

The Rockets 37 first-half points are their second-fewest in a half this season. Scored 35 in the first half against Sacramento.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets bench is 0-9 from the field. Warriors bench 7-13

Jenny Dial Creech

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.

Calvin Watkins

Those of us who were in LA when the Rockets rallied from 19 down, know this isn't over. Right?

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets have 5 assists, 5 turnovers… shooting 29.3 percent from the field.

Jenny Dial Creech

Warriors turned the ball over just once in the entire half. They have 15 assists.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Calvin Watkins

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.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard has 12 points, 10 rebounds for Rockets. Harden has 8 points. Curry has 18.

David Hardisty

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.

Calvin Watkins

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.

Howard Chen

This game's been one long, bad dream so far for the #Rockets. And it's more like a dream cuz they still need to wake up. Down 25 at the half

Jenny Dial Creech

So that was a bad first half for the Rockets. I really wish I could hear the halftime speech tonight.

David Hardisty

Can't stress this enough -- Rockets forced just one turnover in the first half. ONE.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Calvin Watkins

Warriors playing games with the Rockets. McHale needs a timeout and it's 59-35 with two minutes left.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale calls a timeout with 2 minutes till halftime. Rockets are down 24.

Calvin Watkins

Dwight Howard is 2-8 from the line.

Howard Chen

This first half for the #Rockets. Woof.

Calvin Watkins

Steph Curry has 17 points, four rebounds and four assists. He's just everywhere.

Jonathan Feigen

Curry's teammates had the Rockets on the ropes for him to swing for the knockout. Howard's teammates are also here somewhere.

Jonathan Feigen

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?

Jenny Dial Creech

The “ref, you suck” chants in full effect.

David Hardisty

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.

Calvin Watkins

Terry barely touched Curry. Foul was called and McHale calls timeout and the fans are a little upset.