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With Curry on bench, Warriors crush Rockets, advance to second round

"We know how much he means to this team. We'd rather him be out there, but when he's not out there, we have to pull together."Klay Thompson nodded as Livingston spoke after he led the Warriors with 27 points, going 7 for 11 from 3-point range for a second straight game.Livingston, who started in place of Curry, added 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting from exclusively inside the arc while committing only one turnover."We're blessed," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Livingston's presence.
San Jose Mercury News
13 Points

Harden pushes back on push off

HOUSTON -- Rockets guard James Harden disputes he pushed off on Andre Iguodala before making the decisive shot in a 97-96 win in Game 3 against the Warriors."First of all, I don't think I pushed off," Harden said Saturday. Houston inbounded the ball, and with no foul called, time expired."Didn't think it was that physical, but it is what it is," Green said."I appreciate the league trying to be transparent about calls," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
San Jose Mercury News
3 Points

SEE IT: James Harden hits game-winner, Rockets teammates appear very unexcited

Moleman/via Vine The Rockets didn't exactly look pleased after James Harden's game-winning shot against the Warriors. In Game 3 of the Rockets’ series against the Warriors, James Harden hit a 13-foot jumper to put Houston up 97-96, which would wind up being the final score. "LIKE" US [email protected]: houston rockets , golden state warriors , nba , nba playoffs , james harden , stephen curry .
Daily News
15 Points

NBA says Harden should have been called for foul

HOUSTON -- Houston guard James Harden should have been called for an offensive foul before he hit the game-winning shot in the Rockets' 97-96 win against the Warriors in Game 3 on Thursday, according to the NBA.It was incorrect for officials not to call the foul on Harden for using his forearm to push off defender Andre Iguodala.
San Jose Mercury News
1 Points

Rockets deny Warriors as Curry sits

HOUSTON -- Draymond Green said he cost the Warriors the playoff game.Without Stephen Curry, the Warriors had little room for error on the road. Speights led the Warriors with 14 first-half points, going 3 for 3 from beyond the arc.Plenty went wrong early on for the Warriors. They claimed a large rebounding edge on the Warriors.Harden completed a 4-point play after Green was whistled for a foul to give the Rockets a 66-56 lead in the third quarter.
San Jose Mercury News
6 Points
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Harden's late jumper holds off Warriors' furious rally for Game 3 win

The Warriors momentarily held the lead before Harden buried his jumper with Andre Iguodala draped all over him. Golden State still leads the series 2-1."I missed about 20 shots before that," Harden said. They get a chance to prove on Sunday that it was no fluke."Same kind of effort, same kind of intensity," Harden said.  came on the heels of a botched inbounds pass underneath the Rockets’ basket that nearly cost them the game.
USA Today
7 Points

Travel Harden's late shot lifts Rockets over Warriors 97-96

It was the first road game Curry has missed since he also sat out in Houston in a win on New Year's Eve.Rockets: It was Harden's 12th career playoff game with at least 30 points. Game 4 is Sunday in Houston.Shaun Livingston stole a pass from Trevor Ariza and Ian Clark's layup put Golden State up by one with 10.6 seconds left. Donatas Motiejunas had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his first career double-double in the postseason.
The Denver Post
6 Points

Rockets' Harden finds his way to the line against Warriors

Draymond Green also was called when he got a piece of Harden's arm as he shot a 3.Harden's 16 points paced Houston the first half as it easily exceeded its 33-point first-half total from Saturday. Ian Clark was his next victim, with Harden throwing up a flailing 3-pointer after Clark reached and drew contact. 2, 2015.On three occasions, Harden delivered his specialty in drawing a foul while attempting a 3-pointer.
San Jose Mercury News
11 Points

Warriors keep Rockets' James Harden off the line

OAKLAND -- James Harden makes a lot of his living at the free-throw line. And to be expected, when Harden had trouble scoring for the Rockets, so did everybody else. Houston shot 35.7 percent."Don't jump, and don't let him jump into you and get to the line," said Klay Thompson, who drew the primary assignment on Harden. Bickerstaff wasn't bashful about answering, however."They're selling out to stop him from driving right now," Bickerstaff said.
San Jose Mercury News
9 Points

Warriors-Rockets preview: Warriors not looking past Houston, despite recent success

So they've got talent, and they can really score the ball, and we've just got to act like it's do or die."For more on the Warriors, see the Inside the Warriors blog at www.ibabuzz.com/warriors. OAKLAND -- Fresh off a record-breaking 73-9 regular season, the Warriors enter the playoffs not thinking too much about recent history. He just stays after it."Said Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff of Curry: "If he's able to run freely in space, he's too good.
San Jose Mercury News
5 Points