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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.
Harden draws foul, Smith hits a 3, 24 shot clock violation against GS, Howard with a bucket. Good start for Rockets.
Dwight Howard just drew Bogut’s 4th foul and then threw his hands in the air to get the crowd to be louder.
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.
The drunk guy behind me is screaming that Curry isn’t that good. I get being a fan, but…. um… yes he is.
Steph Curry starting to take over. He's got 12.
Now Bogut picks up his 3rd foul.
McHale tells Howard the offense has to move.
Dwight Howard just picked up his 3rd foul.
Howard adds a hard foul of Curry on a break and he has 3 with Curry going to line up 13. Howard staying in game with 3 fouls.
Howard picks up his third foul as he pops Curry in the head. McHale keeps him in.
How badly are things going. Curry allowed to walk in for an offensive board in front of Howard, who has to foul him.
Somehow Steph Curry snagged a rebound in front of Dwight Howard and then drew the foul.
Steph Curry just beat Dwight Howard for a rebound.
At shootaround, Josh Smith ripped Dwight Howard's jersey and Andrew Bogut grabs it here for his second foul.
Harden played the entire first quarter and with 8:11 left in the half he returns.
With 8:11 left in half, Rockets going back to starters. Might as well. Shooting 33.3 %. Bench shooting 0 %.
Well, Dwight Howard looks good. He has 10 points, 8 rebounds The rest of the Rockets? Not so much...
With Harden sitting down, Rockets trying to establish the paint with Howard.
Corey Brewer just got hip checked by Harrison Barnes.
As Dwight misses two free throws with Warriors up 10, Curry back in. Sat out last five minutes.
You could almost tell when Howard is about to miss a free throw, he aims the ball toward back of the rim. It's usually a brick.
Rockets hustling after the loose balls here, Corey Brewer in the paint fighting.
Warriors have 9 assists tonight and 0 turnovers.
Warriors offense has been exceptional. Assists on 9 of 12 buckets; 0 turnovers.
Rockets shooting 31.8 percent fro mthe floor and 1-6 from 3. Howard with six, Harden with two, Ariza has three.
Warriors with zero turnovers tonight, eight in the first quarter in Game 2.
Warriors dominate in almost every way. Facing all sorts of double teams, Harden is 1 of 4, ending quarter on airball 3. Warriors up 12.
Down with one in downtown Houston, Warriors lead, 30-18. Thompson and Curry combined for nine and Bogut has 10.
Ugly start. Rockets can't get anything going offensively against Warrior D and they've yet to force a single turnover. 30-18 GSW after one.
Rockets trying to make the extra pass, which is good, but they're missing shots near the rim.
Warriors up 10. In comparison of quality of shots teams are getting, game not that close.
Rockets took Harden off ball to get him the cut for his 1st basket. Would do that more if could pass to himself. (Prigioni had the assist.)
Watchin TJones reminds me of when he got drafted. I wonder what Royce White is doing nowadays...
Harden gets his first bucket on a semi-hook shot in traffic.
Harden’s first points of the game just came on a layup with about 3:00 left in the 1st.
Kevin McHale said he wanted the Rockets to get Howard the ball inside. Not happening, Rockets looking to shoot it from the outside.
Warriors stationing a second defender between Harden's man and the rim. Way to beat that is with hard cuts, but Rockets movement not there.
Josh Smith has two rebounds tonight. He had one in Game 2.
Terrence Jones and Pablo Prigioni coming in for the Rockets.
Warriors have scored on nine of past 10 possessions. The exception was when Curry missed a 3.
Rockets throwing many bodies at Curry, but he still finds the open man for an assist.
Trevor Ariza called for a bad foul on the inbounds. It's a two-shot foul for Bogut who hits them both.
Rockets are struggling to rotate on defense and are a step behind on some passes. Warriors are on point right now.
Rockets defense switching too much to be giving up some of looks Warriors are getting. GS 5 of 5 inside 3-point line.
A fast pace in the early going and the Warriors have made six of their first 10 shots and lead it 13-9.
After a Dwight slam, and a pretty great one, he goaltends a Bogut shot so obviously, he and Scott Foster smile.