The Golden State Warriors lost to the Houston Rockets in Game 2 on Wednesday. Although the two super teams have been expected to meet up in the Western Conference finals, it doesn’t make the excitement any less potent. After the game, Golden State star Kevin Durant vented about the loss to The Athletic‘s Tim Kawakami.
“We’re not invincible. We’re not the juggernauts of the NBA. We’re a good team, but that’s a great team on the other end as well,” Durant stated. “That’s the beauty of the game, man. Some games you’re going to get knocked out. Some games you’re going to get punched in the face. How you respond, that’s the beauty of it.”
Durant logged 38 points, 3 rebounds, and no assists in the loss. Both Steph Curry and Clay Thompson underperformed in the loss, scoring 16 and 8 points, respectively. Both James Harden and Eric Gordon scored 27 points apiece for the Rockets, and Chris Paul chipped in 16 points as well. The Rockets just looked like they wanted it more in Game 2.
The Warriors will return to their home base at the Oracle Arena in the Bay in two days to attempt a 2-game win streak that will put them ahead before returning to Houston for game 5.