With two minutes left in the third, Kevin Durant rose up and hit a jumper to put the Warriors up three. But the Oracle crowd that had been blaring all night didn’t greet the moment with cheers — instead it fell silent.
James Harden was ruled inactive for Saturday night’s contest less than one hour before tip at Oracle Arena.
Klay Thompson, whose passion and sharpshooting incited the Warriors of old to emerge and force Game 7 with a 115-86 win.
How fitting that a sloppy, frenetic game ended with an unforced turnover.
Thirty-one minutes. That’s how long it took Curry to deliver what Oracle has been expecting since he returned.
A classic “we know we are better than you so what’s the point” game, that’s exactly what Wednesday’s Rockets beatdown appeared to be.
Nobody in a Rockets uniform had any answer for Kevin Durant Monday.
After 210 days, since the 2107-18 NBA season kicked off, the wait for Warriors-Rockets is over.