In the regular season that ended on March 21, the Warriors beat the Rockets 121-108 on the road, ending an 11-game losing streak on the road, and "Buddha" Thompson, who scored 29 points in this game, said in an interview after the game: "Harden is the best player in the history of the Rockets, after they got Paul, they formed a very good team, and the Rockets at that time, because they almost eliminated us", presumably hearing this, the Fire Secrets should know which game almost defeated the Warriors!
That's right, Thompson was talking about the game where the Western Conference Finals were played on May 29, 2018.
Time back to May 29, 2018, after being defeated by the Warriors in G6, the Rockets returned home to face the "Cosmic Warriors" Warriors, Paul was out due to injury, and finally lost to the Warriors 92-101, missing the Finals, throughout the game, the Rockets lost three points, as the team with the highest record in the league that season, but also the team that shot the most three-pointers, with the advantage in the first half, leading by 11 points at the end of the first half, But from 6:06 in the second quarter until 6 minutes and 28 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the performance was 27-0 outside the three-point line, and the third quarter was 14-0, during which Harden hit a three-pointer, but was judged invalid by the referee, which can be called a watershed in the whole game, only 15 points in a single quarter, while the Warriors scored 33 points in a single quarter, a net win of 18 points, from behind directly into the fourth quarter, the Rockets in the fourth quarter were still obsessed with three points, but still failed to break the curse, It wasn't until 6:28 left in the fourth quarter that PJ Tucker hit a 3-pointer, but it still couldn't stop the Warriors' offense from saving the game, and it was a sad loss.
As the saying goes: "Those who drown can water", as a veritable three-point team that season, shooting such a low percentage in such an important game directly killed his own life, and now looking back at this game, we can only say that the fate of the Rockets should be so, or Harden's fate should be so, because until today, the star has not won his own championship ring.
This weird 27-0 directly led to the disintegration of the "light bulb" and the end of an era, it can be said that if the result of this game can change, perhaps the entire NBA pattern will change drastically, but there are no ifs in the world.
The story is clear to everyone, the Rockets exchanged Paul for their second brother Westbrook to assist Harden, failed to succeed, and then went to New York to form the "Big Three" with their eldest brothers Durant and Irving, and failed to touch the floor of the Finals, and were blocked by Milwaukee's alphabet brother from the Eastern Conference Finals, and now finally found a position in Philadelphia that suits their role, teaming up with "The Great" Embiid to attack like a championship again, and we also hope that Harden's dream can come true.
I don't know how everyone who is a senior Honey feels about this game!