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So when Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni opted to call his team's Game 3 performance "soft" after a 126-85 loss that was the worst in the franchise's playoff history, it should have come as no surprise.
After a Game 1 in which Houston seemed out of sorts at times on offense and had few answers for the Warriors on the defensive end, the script flipped in Game 2 and suddenly the Rockets looked like the team many felt could topple the champs this season. The top two seeds in the Western Conference will play Game 3 on Sunday night after splitting the first two contests. The third quarter was Houston's highest-scoring frame of the game, yet it was no match for the onslaught they had to face. The Pelicans blew out the Warriors in Game 3 at New Orleans before losing the next two games by a combined 35 points. "They have to come in here and win tomorrow night". Harden, one of the greatest offensive weapons the National Basketball Association has ever seen, went out with a whimper rather than with guns blazing.
She was plenty happy to see him hit seven straight shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, in a third-quarter flurry that broke open a competitive game, but told her son to wash his mouth out with soap anyway.
Golden State now possesses the No. 28 overall pick in the 2018 draft, but does not own a second-round pick.
"The Warriors at Oracle are a different story for sure", Stephen Curry said.
The West finals now hinge on whether the Rockets, blasted by D'Antoni for their "soft" play, have the requisite composure to prevent Curry's game-changing run from becoming a series-tilting sequence. They forced Houston into 20 (which turned into 28 points) and finished with 11 steals to the Rockets' three.
"Offensively, we didn't have any thrust, and they exploited it", said Harden.
"I think we're at our best when we feel threatened", Green said Saturday. "Coach is right. We've got to be better". You know what drives me insane? I mean obviously it felt good and you want to use that energy to show your team-mates that you're here, you're with them, get the crowd into it. "We weren't as aggressive as we needed to be". "That's it. When we defend at that level and take care of the ball, we're usually in pretty good shape". "But, you know, you just can't allow it to happen". As a result, the Rockets committed 19 turnovers, their most during the 2018 postseason.
Bolton, a National Security Council spokesman said , consulted widely with his colleagues and European allies on Iran. Altmaier said Germany wished to avoid "a coil of escalation" in transatlantic exchange connections.
Golodryga then asked how important it is for Uber to provide a workplace where women employees can feel safe. Khosrowshahi took over a company in crisis when he replaced Travis Kalanick as CEO in August.
At one point Musk shot down the idea of moats - a way for companies to protect themselves from same-sector competition . You may remember, for example, the time he announced he was selling Boring Company-branded flamethrowers in a tweet .
Several city elected officials have taken action against an attorney after his racist rant went viral on social media. The manager tried to diffuse the situation by saying that sometimes the workers do speak Spanish. "We found Mr.
The reigning constructors' champions still have plenty to be wary of, though, after seeing Ferrari and Red Bull closing the gap. Only six tenths separated the three teams at the end of the session, Hamilton setting the standard with a 1:18.259 lap.
Iqbal, 59, was shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency in Punjab province late Sunday. Thankfully, the people standing around the assailant overpowered him before he could fire a second shot at his target.
In other news, EVP Debora Shoquist sold 32,049 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, North Star Investment Management Corp. lifted its stake in shares of Nvidia by 67.3% during the fourth quarter.
Labor already faces a byelection for the seat of Perth, with Tim Hammond announcing last week he would resign for family reasons. Ms Gallagher issued a statement which she said respected the outcome of the High Court case, and apologised to her constituents.
Mr Sun's fate was never in doubt as the party controls the courts and a guilty charge nearly always results in conviction. Sun Zhengcai was once tipped as a possible leader of the generation to succeed President Xi Jinping.
With renewed USA sanctions looming against OPEC-member Iran, analysts said crude prices were well supported. USA light crude was 5c higher at $71.01 a barrel, also not far off its highest since November 2014.
No fight card is complete nowadays without a wild bantamweight scrap, and this one has it in the form of Brian Kelleher vs. Machida, 39, is coming off an impressive decision win over up-and-coming prospect Eryk Anders, giving him his first loss.
However, Iqbal denied the IS was behind the attack or that it had been planned. The police said that five guards and one detainee had been killed in the riot.
Gina Haspel's Nomination As CIA Director Confirmed By Senate
Haspel also received the support of the editorial boards of New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Weekly Standard. Her confirmation today for the role is provoking a series mixed reactions, and the news isn't sitting well with everyone.
Oil hits $80 a barrel on concerns about Iran supply
Iran's oil buyers continue to buy its crude, assessing the implications of the sanctions during the 180-day wind-down period. India, the third-largest consumer of oil after the USA and China , would be especially hard-hit if prices keep rising.
North Korean offering cheap coal on hopes sanctions
He is expected to hold talks with his North Korean counterpart but a meeting with leader Kim Jong-un is not confirmed as yet. The visit followed the presentation of credentials by the new Indian Ambassador, Atul Gotsurve, indicating that Mr.
Lomachenko makes history with Linares win
Lomachenko was looking to add his third world title in a third division since turning pro, and he enured it was a historic night. The fight was competitive at times. "As the naturally bigger man, the power has to be on Linares" side going into this fight .
In Lisbon opened the "Eurovision-2018"
Later that year, Eurovision organisers invited Australia back for the 2016 competition, and we've been participating ever since. Ireland will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest final after making it through the first semi-final in Lisbon.
Justify wins Kentucky Derby
Promises Fulfilled went to the lead, but Justify never let him get away. "Right now I'm thinking just keep him healthy", he said. As for Justify's challengers at Pimlico, don't expect to see too numerous 19 horses he bested at Churchill Downs on Saturday.