The Golden State Warriors lost Game 2 to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The Warriors were riding high off the success of Kevin Durant, who logged a game-high 38 points. Unfortunately, he got little help from his teammates.
Draymond Green logged 6 points, Klay Thompson logged 8, and Andre Iguodala posted 5 points. Steph Curry had a slow game himself, only scoring 16 points. After the loss, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had some choice words.
“I think a lot of these games when you get in the playoffs with teams that are very talented and really great teams, it often comes down to which one has the edge in terms of the aggression and the desperation,” Kerr told reporters. “They were desperate tonight, and they played like it. And we didn’t. And the results showed. We got what we deserved.”
The Warriors lost by 22 points, a deficit that is rare for the organization. Both James Harden and Eric Gordon posted 27 points for the Rockets, while P.J. Tucker added 22 points, and Chris Paul added 16. The Warriors have two days to recover, and the next two games will be played in their home stadium in the Bay. The series is currently tied at 1-1