Tim Kawakami

Stop Hack-a. NOW. Everybody. Stop.

Marcus Thompson

Rockets are shooting 34 percent. Howard is 8 of 13 from the line. Why not just play defense?

Tim Kawakami

2007 was louder more often--ALL THE FRIGGIN' TIME--but that just now was as loud as it gets in here.

Monte Poole

Maybe it was last night that Harden went to the Drake concert?

Tim Kawakami

7-0 Warriors run at a very key time.

Tim Kawakami

This is an Iguodala moment.

Ray Ratto

Harden's 11th turnover ties an NBA postseason record and gives Warriors a plus-nine.

Marcus Thompson

Now Igodala takes Harden’s cookies

Monte Poole

Sleeveless Steph drains a 28-footer, #Warriors 72-65.

Tim Kawakami

No, it'll be Livingston for extended minutes, I'd guess. Or just ride out Barbosa. Kerr would love that. twitter.com/BetaHavMyDonut…

Tim Kawakami

Very curious to see if Kerr gives Curry his normal rest to start the fourth quarter. With Klay in foul trouble, might be tough to do.

Marcus Thompson

Warriors shooting 36.9 percent … Rockets at 36.7 percent

Tim Kawakami

Houston is going at Curry now. He's getting in between switching the screen and staying on Terry.

Rusty Simmons

Andrew Bogut gives all left-handed high fives to his teammates. Something is not right with his right hand.

Marcus Thompson

Told you. They will make every shot they have to. The Warriors are going to have to earn this

Monte Poole

Draymond picked Harden's pocket and would've headed in for a layup. Haden grabbed him right in front of Ken Mauer. #Warriors ball.

Tim Kawakami

Then with the great steal on Harden.

Marcus Thompson

Wow. Draymond took Harden’s cookies

Tim Kawakami

Nightmare game for Draymond so far

Ray Ratto

Terry sold a call that was correct.

Ray Ratto

This box score will be one to save because it will prove that both teams should have lost.

Marcus Thompson

That’s Harden’s 9th turnover

Ray Ratto

Remarkably, that is Green's second field goal.

Monte Poole

For those keeping track of such things, #Warriors have shot 11 FTs, while #Rockets have gone to the line 31 times. GSW leads 62-58.

Matt Steinmetz

Who or what coach instilled in Josh Smith & Dwight Howard that they were so good they didn't have to make free throws?

Tim Kawakami

Draymond is 1 for 10.

Marcus Thompson

Warriors foul trouble Thompson 5 Barnes 4 Barbosa 4 Iguodala 3

Marcus Thompson

That’s the Warriors’ 22nd foul. Rockets have committed 11

Rusty Simmons

Stephen Curry is 0-for-3 from the field and 0-for-2 from three-point range since discarding the protective elbow sleeve.

Ray Ratto

Even though you are already counting, Thompson is out and Curry is 4 for 15.

Tim Kawakami

And hack-a comes back to haunt a little--that's Barbosa's fourth. Just Barbosa, but still.

Tim Kawakami

I realize that is by far the most important thing in the world right now, more than life itself, but, I DON'T CARE. twitter.com/2timevet84/sta…

Tim Kawakami

Short-armed shots and then some Warriors who really don't want to shoot right now. twitter.com/ThompsonScribe…

Rusty Simmons

#Warriors 56, Rockets 55 (8:42, 3rd) The Rockets are on a 9-0 run, during which they drew Klay Thompson's 4th and 5th personal fouls.

Monte Poole

Klay was going so well. Now, with 5 fouls, he could sit for rest of the third quarter. #Warriors 56, #Rockets 55, 8:42 left in Q3.

Ray Ratto

This game is going to a very weird place.

Tim Kawakami

9-0 Houston run and has the ball again.

Rusty Simmons

Kerr thought better of it and subbed in Leandro Barbosa for Klay Thompson.

Tim Kawakami

Uhh, Klay, you're not supposed to reach when you're in foul trouble and your coach leaves you in trusting you won't... reach.

Ray Ratto

Kerr takes a gamble leaving Thompson in at four, pays for it now.

Tim Kawakami

Five on Klay. Barbosa coming in.

Marcus Thompson

Curry knew that was off when he shot it

Rusty Simmons

Klay Thompson picks up his fourth personal foul, but it looks like Steve Kerr is going to let him play through it.

Ray Ratto

Thompson's fourth foul causes some intestinal agita in Kerr.

Marcus Thompson

4 on Klay. But at least this time he didn’t let Howard make the basket

Marcus Thompson

The Rockets are going to make every shot necessary to keep this game close. Bank on it

Ray Ratto

Joe Lacob missed Thompson's opening layup. Very poor effort indeed.

Ray Ratto

Curry is 12-for-13 on left-corner threes this postseason, from @SynergySST. That's the one where he always seems to fall after launch.

Diamond Leung

Lil B brought celebratory cigars for everyone?

Tim Kawakami

It's IF up until the moment they have 4 wins in this series. Which they do not yet have. twitter.com/StephanieeBags…

Diamond Leung

At least 3 Rockets had their cars affected by the flood. Team owner had it the worst: blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Marcus Thompson

Rockets have 46 points at the half. They had 45 in the first quarter last game

Ray Ratto

Harden's eight first-half turnovers are awfully conspicuous as box score items go.

Monte Poole

Between #Warriors 33-19 adv on glass and Harden's 8 turnovers, #Rockets should feel good about being down only 6 at half.

Tim Kawakami

Day to day. Might be OK for Game 1 of the finals, if the Warriors get there. twitter.com/seansalera/sta…

Marcus Thompson

Warriors still haven’t gone small

Tim Kawakami

Livingston was +10 last game, and is now +7 in this game.

Diamond Leung

Kanye West in the building sitting next to Peter Guber. Halftime show is The Rubberboy.

Rusty Simmons

#Warriors 52, Rockets 46 (half) Thompson 15 pts, Curry 14 pts/4 reb, Barnes 11 pts/3 reb, Bogut 11 reb; Howard 12 pts/8 reb, Harden 11 pts.

Tim Kawakami

Warriors win the second quarter 35-24.

Ray Ratto

Curry misses from 35. Horrific.

Monte Poole

Ariza hits Curry on the 3 attempt, can't believe Ken Mauer whistled him. Curry shoots 3 FTs. #Warriors 52, #Rockets 46 at the half.

Marcus Thompson

Kerr going with the offense-defense substitutions. Lee out. Azalea in

Tim Kawakami

False start on McAdoo. Kerr pulled him back

Marcus Thompson

Warriors are too good at defense for the hack-a strategy, IMO

Tim Kawakami

Ezeli giveth and Ezeli fumbleth away.

Marcus Thompson

Curry with the fake-scoop-layup dime

Monte Poole

If #Warriors keep pounding #Rockets on the glass (now 31-19), no way HOU can overcome.

Marcus Thompson

Festus for the rest of us

Tim Kawakami

I'll say this: Barbosa is EXCELLENT at the hack-a.

Tim Kawakami

For a guy who said he hates the hack-a strategy before the series, Kerr sure is doing a lot of hack-a.

Monte Poole

LB grabs Howard. The hack-a is in effect.

Monte Poole

Klay takes a seat with 17 pts in 15 minutes. Bogut sits with 11 rebounds in 10 minutes. #Warriors up 44-40.

Tim Kawakami

Barbosa for Klay, who picked up his 3rd foul

Marcus Thompson

The Warriors are 0-for-3 trying lobs to Ezeli

Tim Kawakami

Ariza on Curry that possession.

Ray Ratto

Bet on it being rescinded if there is a 6. twitter.com/jasonrmcintyre…

Monte Poole

Yeah, but this is one of those that could get rescinded . . . twitter.com/RealGM/status/…

Monte Poole

Curry bomb, #Warriors take 44-36 lead, 2:50 before halftime.

Ray Ratto

Curry shaken after that three, but not so shaken that he isn't working Mauer and Brothers for a call.

Marcus Thompson

Curry works on that shot before every game

Tim Kawakami

He just never misses those.

Monte Poole

Keep an eye on Bogut and Howard. Whole lotta pushing and shoving and grabbing and holding. Both T'd. Both were asking for it.