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It's been that kinda night for Harden.
Looks like the Rockets were trying to avoid giving Harden the ball on a few possessions.
No doubt, James Harden has had a terrible game. Here's a quick reminder of where Rockets would be without him. http://t.co/u4Eza4ogqj
After review, remains an offensive foul. Still three minutes left if Dwight wants to sit out the season opener.
The last four possessions, Harden hasn't touched the ball.
There's not a sliver of quit in Corey Brewer.
Six straight points, sparked by Corey Brewer, and the Rockets are making one last, hard run at it. 89-80 Warriors, 4:49 left.
Corey Brewer doing his damnedest by himself to pick the Rockets dignity off the floor.
Brewer has 10 points this quarter - is trying to get the Rockets back in it. They trail by 9 with 4:49 to play.
Kevin McHale loving Corey Brewer right now. Rockets down nine, 4:49 left. Loretta might hold off on that investigation just yet.
Rockets pressuring Curry with two defenders now. Trying to rally.
Corey Brewer is breathing life into the Rockets.
I think my girl Loretta Lynch is going to conduct an investigation into what's happening to the Rockets this evening.
Harden stands alone with historic 12th turnover in single playoff game. That's a faker's dozen.
Since his return, Harden has touched the ball five times, passed it twice, short on a jumper, turned it over and missed a layup.
Harrison Barnes is taking over. He has 20 now.
Rockets down 13.
Harrison Barnes with seven quick points and it's 85-72 GSW, 8:04 left. No offense to speak of for the Rockets tonight.
McHale needs a timeout and the team in white leads, 85-72 with 8:04 left.
Thompson will go through the concussion protocol, but the digital doctors should have a diagnosis any second on Twitter.
Thompson is going to have to go through the concussion protocol for that, I’m sure.
Warriors must be hating Trevor Ariza right now, but strange play -- Klay actually faked and then drove into Ariza's knee.
Ariza tried to go over Thompson and hit him with a knee to the temple. Thompson shaken up, which is putting it mildly.
Ariza hits Thompson in the head with his knee. A nasty knockdown.
Trevor Ariza just collided with Klay Thompson’s head mid air. It actually looked like a hard hit.
Dwight Howard throwing passes to Kevin McHale.
The turnovers are just killing the Rockets tonight.
Yes, I know the Warriors won two titles in Philly.
Al Attles, who coached the Warriors to their only title in 1975, is sitting near me. He must be shaking his head over this.
Curry heating up, he's got 19. Thompson has 20.
Needless to say, Harden needs to turn it around in the 4th. Beard's gotta get after it.
Ariza with 10, Smith has 11, Howard with 16 and Terry with 12. Houston with 12 minutes to left in its season.
Warriors 74, Rockets 68 after 3. Harden with four points since the first quarter. Rockets shooting 34 %. Curry, Thompson combine for 39.
Again, Rockets very fortunate to be within six going to the fourth quarter. They can't hit shots and Harden has 11 turnovers.
After 3, Warriors lead, 74-68. Harden with 11 turnovers, 13 points, four assists, five rebounds.
Harden and Howard have made more foul shots than field goals.
Harden making history. 11th turnover ties all-time playoff record for one game, matching "Super" John Williamson (1979).
Dwight checks in and Warriors immediately go to hack-a-Dwight.
For the first time tonight, Oracle Arena is loud.
It's getting noisy.
Harden has 11 turnovers and he's missed two foul shots and he's got 12 points.
Igodala strips Harden and he has 11 turnovers. Super John Williamson has been in record book since 1979, but has company.
Turnover No. 11 for James Harden. Ties John Williamson (1979) for most ever in a playoff game.
Curry, who is 6/17 tonight just hit a 3. Bad news for Rockets if his shot shows up.
Terry outscoring Curry, 12-2, in second quarter. For that matter, outscoring Harden, 12-1.
With his next turnover, Harden would tie Super John Williamson for most ever in a playoff game. There are 14 1/2 minutes left.
With 2:33 left in the 3rd, it’s 67-65 Warriors. If either team wants to start playing any basketball right now, it could run away with this.
Jason Terry trying to force a Game 6. He's got a 3 and a gritty drive. Point total is 12. Same as Harden's.
Nobody is shooting 40 percent from the field.
Double double for Harden -- 14 points, 10 turnovers.
Shoot. The. Ball.
Harden now has 10 turnovers to go with his 12 points...
Harden up to 10 turnovers trying to dribble out the clock.
Green just passed to nobody. Howard did it earlier.
If either team had decided to show up tonight, this game would be over.
I think Jason Terry is gonna get a letter from the league. That was clearly a flop. Or maybe he hopped.
Good foul by Ariza to foul old man Barbosa on the layup.
Does anybody want to win this game?
Josh Smith has taken as many 3s as the rest of the Rockets combined. Some are the open, should take 3s. Others, not so much.
This is just a disjoined basketball game.
Neither team is playing like they want to win this game.
On that Harden drive, Bogut grabbed the rim, Green grabbed Harden's hand. No call on either. 59-58 Warriors, 6:42 left.
Curry is 4-15.
If there is a Game 6, Rod Thorn will be busy again.
If no Game 6, Howard will be OK in season opener. Going over playoff technical foul limit has never carried over suspension to next season.
Harden passes up the open three for a drive and pass to Josh Smith in the corner, contested. Not wise.
Harden gives up an open 3 so Smith could take it to the hole and miss.
Harden draws a foul, a charge on Barnes.
Green makes a huge mistake, a bad pass to nobody and Ariza gets the layup and the foul.
Playing with four fouls, Thompson reaches in to help on Harden drive, picks up No. 5 with 9:20 left in third.
5 on Klay. That's huge.
Klay Thompson with a bad reach in foul on Harden. He has five and we wont' see him until the fourth quarter.
Klay Thompson five fouls already, still 9+ minutes left in the third.
Now, Klay has 5 fouls. That’s huge.
It's clear Steph Curry isn't himself.
Klay Thompson’s 4th foul - he stays in.
Thompson with four fouls and he stays in the game.
Rockets down, 52-46, at the break. This is a team a little upset with the refs right now. Harden has 11, Howard with 12.
Surprised by trap, Harden throws away turnover No. 8. Curry missed long 3 that would have brought the house down, which was the idea.
HALF: Warriors 52, Rockets 46. Harden has 8 turnovers at half, are you serious? Rockets shooting under 37%, fortunate to be within six.
Good time to intentionally foul: When you are scoring on every possession. It gives you more possessions.
There is no way those technical fouls don't get rescinded, but that's not the Rockets' bigger problem now.
Dwight Howard has to keep his mouth shut the rest of the night.
Dwight Howard has seven techs this postseason.
BTW, Howard and Bogut both getting techs for that bit of silliness is just, well, silly.
Double tech on Howard and Bogut puts Howard at limit for playoffs. He would have to miss next game. Of course, there has to be a next game.
Arrrrrrrgh on that tech
Dwight Howard got a tech with Andrew Bogut. Based on the points, Howard can't play the next game if there's one for Houston.
Dwight Howard just got a technical (double technical with Bogut). Howard will be suspended for Game 6.