D'Antoni: Warriors Have 'All The Pressure' in Game 4

Henrietta Strickland
May 22, 2018

Stephen Curry came out of the game's second half with his hands aflame, as he shot 7-for-7 from the field for 18 points in the third quarter.

Curry thrived despite a Rockets game plan that continued to target him on the defensive end, a strategy that had seemed to work in tiring him out in Games 1 and 2. "He said he would be all right". I've been doing it for a while. "No matter what questions I was being asked over the first two games or what the expectations was, I had the highest expectations for myself".

Curry said he barely remembered the moment afterward because he was in the throes of a heated game, which Golden State won 126-85 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The return to The Oracle Arena proved that to be true.

The MVP favourite led Houston with 20 points and nine assists but had a awful night defending Stephen Curry who scored most of his 35 points when guarded by him. "This next one, we've got to go get it". "Don't mean to disappoint, but I've seen crazier from him". He finished with 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting, in addition to three assists and three rebounds, in the Warriors' 41-point victory in Game 3.

As well as Curry, every other Warriors starter made double figures, with Kevin Durant finishing with 25 points and Klay Thompson 13.

On the Rockets side of the ball, Houston shot 39% from the field and 32% from the three-point range.

Golden State began getting the looks it liked after halftime.

'Offensively we didn't have any thrust, and they exploited it, ' Harden said. Both Harden and Curry were victims of Curry's offensive mirage on multiple occasions. This is evident in the +46.9 Net Rating that the Warriors have posted this series when Kevon Looney shares the floor with the four all-stars.

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