The Golden State Warriors are still the team to beat by a long shot. ESPN Reports that the Warriors are worried more about themselves.
Other teams want their shot a dethroning the NBA Champs and we understand. It wasn’t long ago that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey told ESPN Radio’s The Ryen Russillo Show that beating the Warriors is the only thing they think about.
Kevin Durant told ESPN,
“It’s no disrespect, but we’re not coming in every day saying we’re just thinking about Houston. We know how great they are. We know it’s a team that’s going to be contending for a title along with us and couple other teams. But we’re focusing on ourselves right now.”
Draymond Green added,
“Every team’s a threat, you can lose to anybody.”
Both KD and Green are right in their perspectives, but we all know it’s going to shake down to the Western Conference Finals between either the Houston Rockets or San Antonio Spurs. While Oklahoma City added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, it’s not enough to knock off two MVP’s and two other All-Stars in Green and Klay Thompson.
The Rockets are just two games back and will play the Warriors tonight on TNT. In their first matchup on opening night the Rockets snuck out with a 122-121 victory. Tonight, James Harden will not be available. Can Chris Paul shoulder the load and lead the Rockets a step closer?
Recently the Warriors inched out a win versus the Dallas Mavericks on the road as Steph Curry nailed the game-winning three to give them the victory, 125-122.
Steve Kerr after the game alluded to the Warriors poor three-point defense, as the Mavs made 19.
“It’s an area of concern, major concern, and we’re going to go play a team that’s going to maybe shoot 60 of them,” he said. “So we need to clean that up.”
Tune in at 5:00 PM as the Warriors take on the Rockets at the Toyota Center on TNT. Should the Warriors be worried about the Rockets or any NBA team at this point?