Game 4 Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Houston Rockets during the second half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


The Golden State Warriors are one game from their first NBA Finals since 1975, and Stephen Curry and company are not worried of a meltdown in this series. 

“It’s easy for us to stay hungry because none of us have really experienced this before or accomplished really anything,” Curry said.

They have very little worry going into this game. This Rockets team had no one show up in their Game 3 drubbing where they lost 115-80 at home on Saturday night.

Saturday was a record setting night for the 2015 NBA MVP as he now holds the record for most three pointers in a postseason at 64. We all know that number will only increase and could virtually end up being an untouchable number.

Coach Steve Kerr, the most successful rookie coach ever, knows his team will not go into this game with a light mindset. They have a goal in mind as Kerr reiterated,

“They know that the most important thing is just the next play,” Kerr said. “Keying in on competing and paying attention to all the little details, focusing on the mission and not the result, that’s always been our mantra and it’s especially true in moments like these. Just keep going, keep pushing.”

As for Houston, they are just trying to keep their head high. Dwight Howard, who seemed to be the only player to show up in Game 3, knows positivity is key.

“We’ve got to stay positive, It’s that negative energy that can go from one person to the next, and we just seemed to fold. We don’t want to be the team that folded under pressure.”

Houston can still have hope in their mind due to their comeback in the previous series where they were down 3-1 to the Los Angeles Clippers and even 19 points late in that Game 6.

I fully expect Stephen Curry to have another big game for the Warriors as they just have no answer to stop him. He is shooting 91% from the left corner of the court.

If Houston wants to have any success their perimeter defense has to be excellent at minimum. I just don’t see that happening for them as it seems like the wheels are falling off for James Harden and company. Expect this game to be closer going into the fourth quarter, with the Warriors pulling away late.


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