The series between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors is tied at two games apiece, but the Warriors know they dropped the ball prior to heading into Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday in Houston.
They are still miffed about losing Tuesday’s Game 4 at home in a contest they led by as many as 12 points in the final quarter, yet the Warriors are confident they’ll overcome the setback.
[We’re] kind of pissed off, forward Draymond Green said after Wednesday’s practice at the University of Houston. We know we let one slip away. So, definitely guys are pissed off, but encouraged, as well. I love the way this team responds when our backs are against the wall. I don’t mind our backs being against the wall, because I know what we’re capable of, and I know the level of focus and intensity level that this team brings when Orlando Brown Jr. Jersey that is the case.
It is what it is. I think we blew a golden opportunity, but it’s not one that we can’t get back. We know we can go get it back, so it’s no panic.
It’s a frustrating feeling, obviously, guard Stephen Curry said. But we always talk about, with us, we’re great at turning the page and being resilient and finding a way to bounce back. So, looking forward to that opportunity tomorrow.
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Added Rozier: I feel like we needed this to get us back, to get us ready for Monday.
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The Cavaliers blitzed Boston at the start of Saturday’s game, and the Celtics never matched Cleveland’s intensity. Even more damning, Boston never made one of its familiar late-game charges, seemingly accepting that the Cavaliers were the dominant team on this night.
It just shows that, when you don’t bring it as a team and you don’t play the way you’re supposed to play, these kind of things can happen, said Celtics big man Al Horford, who finished with only four shots in 30 minutes. At the same time, you’ve got to give Cleveland credit. They played better. They were the better team tonight.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens repeatedly praised Cleveland and tried to keep the focus on the way the Cavs played over Boston’s indifference.
We were clearly not the harder-playing, more-connected team tonight. Cleveland was, and they deserve all the credit for that, Stevens said. I thought they played a great game. They came out and really moved it and were really tough, got into us defensively.