The Rockets, fresh off the heels of their 28th loss this season when leading by 30 points (be honest, those numbers feel true), head to Golden State to take on the favorites to win the NBA championship yet again.
Sure, if you’re a Warriors fan you’re loving the dynasty. Your squad has inserted itself into the conversation for best team and best run of dominance. And the chance of it being stopped is minuscule. They now boast two MVPs, three other All-Stars in their lineup including a former Defensive Player of the Year, and a Finals MVP coming off the bench. Through incredible talent, a growing salary cap, and injury luck, the Warriors have maintained their status as the best team of the last 20 years. All anyone else can do is hope that ennui and unrest break the team up from the inside. Or be an Eastern Conference team and hope someone else takes care of them before the Finals.
The Rockets usually get up for these games, but with James Harden questionable with a neck strain, their prospects seem bleak. Mike D’Antoni is still tinkering with lineups as he looks for combinations that work with Houston’s newest additions. Of course, if Harden and Iman Shumpert aren’t available, MDA will be forced to plug up a sinking ship tonight.
Oh, and Scott Foster sucks.
Tip-off is at 7:30pm CT on ABC