The Rockets wrote history, scoring 90 points in the first half, while Irving and Celtics embarrassed the reigning champions. Steph Curry already made a bold statement about NBA Finals…. READ MORE:
The Rockets score 90 first-half points and James Harden scores 48 points to go along with 7 assists as the Rockets defeat the Suns, 142-116. The win propelled the Rockets to a Western Conference-best 12-4. It was anchored by 48 points from James Harden and a double-double from Chris Paul in his first appearance since the season opener.
In fact, the Beard, Harden was so hot that he finished the first half with 33 points on 12 shots. Thanks to that efficiency, the league’s scoring leader became the first player to eclipse 500 total points this season. The Rockets scored more points in the 1st half vs Suns (90) than the Warriors scored all game vs Boston (88).
Last Thursday night, The Boston Celtics defeated the Golden State Warriors 92-88. Jaylen Brown leads the Celtics with a big (and emotional) performance of 22 points and seven rebounds. His defense was a spark, getting got better and better as the game went on.
Kyrie Irving, playing without LeBron James against Golden State for the first time since they became a juggernaut, scoring was a bit tough. He scored 16 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds in the game. The Celtics improved to 14-2, claiming their 14th consecutive win.
1. Steph Curry makes bold statement about NBA Finals, and it’s still early
Stephen Curry, after seeing the Boston Celtics’ crazy performance, admitted the possibility that a new NBA Finals contender could be coming. “Very, very likely, right?” Curry said. “They’re playing the best right now in the East. Obviously, until they beat Cleveland, who has done it three years in a row, we’ll see. I hear the weather’s great [in Boston] in June, so we’ll see.”
If the playoffs were to start today, the Celtics would have a healthy claim to the No. 1 seed. They currently hold the best record in the league at 14-2, and boast the best defensive stats in the league. “… Of course, the only reason the Warriors would be playing the Celtics in June is if they’re meeting in the NBA Finals.” Curry concluded.