Golden State targets another big road win after seizing home-court edge from the Rockets in Game 1
Published 1:08 PM, May 16, 2018
Updated 1:08 PM, May 16, 2018
LOCKED IN. Steph Curry says the Golden State Warriors must bring out the same competitive fire in Game 2. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP
LOS ANGELES, United States – Golden State star Stephen Curry urged his teammates to be “greedy” and chase another road win in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference finals.
“You don’t win the series in one game,” Curry said. “You’ve got a lot of work to do. You’ve got to come back and get a little greedy in Game 2 and try to get another one.”
Season wins leader Houston battled an entire campaign to seize a home-court edge throughout the playoffs, but defending champion Golden State stole it away with a 119-106 victory Monday, May 14.
“We’ll make some adjustments. I know they will. Got to have that same competitive fire that we had after the first minute [in Game 1],” said Curry.
Closer look at today's practice as the team reflects on Game 1 & prepares for tomorrow's matchup pic.twitter.com/pC7nX9jgQY
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 15, 2018
Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 for the Warriors to capture the best-of-7 conference finals opener in a rare series start on the road for a team seeking its 3rd NBA crown in 4 seasons.
“We’re just trying to win every game we play,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “It ends up being ‘stealing home court’ but we don’t look at it that way. We won one game on the road. Let’s try to win two.”
Curry added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists while Green contributed 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the Warriors in the opener.
“It’s a great start. We played well,” said Thompson, who scored 11 points in the 4th quarter. “We’re not going to relax. We’re still not where we want to be. We still have a long way to go.”
NBA scoring champion James Harden netted 41 points to lead the Rockets, who host Game 2 on Wednesday.
“We’ve got to do a better job of taking better shots, not turning the ball over and getting back on D,” Harden said. “We’ve got to make them rotate and take tougher shots.
“They do a really good job if you take bad shots or turn the ball over. That’s what they thrive on. Those mistakes can’t happen.” – Rappler.com