It wasn't enough on Monday night, however, as the Rockets lost home-court advantage.
Harden had his entire team clear out to watch him dribble 15 times and then try to beat his man off the dribble.
"I thought Nick's minutes were important for us", Kerr said. You know how they get shots off in isolation-type situations, and they're tough to stop.
The fact that they were starting this series away from the friendly confines of Oracle Arena for the first time during their recent run did nothing to shake their belief in themselves.
"We want to keep the ball moving", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Just to be clear about what kind of armor the Warriors travel with these days, they've won a game on the road in 18 consecutive playoff series, well before the Durant era.
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni chalked up the Rockets' loss to "mental mistakes" - turnovers, poor defensive switches, imprudent offensive judgment - and nearly considered Durant being a phenomenon a constant.
The Rockets are especially determined to attack Curry, who missed six weeks because of a sprained MCL in his left knee before returning for Game 2 of the second round.
Toward the end of the regular season, the Rockets were touted as the one team capable of stopping a potential third championship in four seasons for the Warriors.
"It's just a bunch of stuff we can clean up and we will". "There were too many times where we had mental lapses".
"He's one of the best scorers ever", D'Antoni said of Durant. But we can withstand that.
Young was wide open on all three three-pointers he made Monday.
Durant poured in 37 points, while Klay Thompson added 28 - including six three-pointers - as the reigning National Basketball Association champions drew first blood at Toyota Center. Thompson drilled the Rockets for 28 points of his own, his 15 attempts from beyond the 3-point line serving as a more demoralizing dagger for a Rockets defense created to limit those attempts.
Why it's one-on-one basketball for 48 minutes makes no sense to me, as the Warriors, a highly skilled defensive team, has an easier task when that's the case.
Durant added two free throws to close out the quarter and leave the Warriors up 87-80 entering the fourth.
"Some games, some series, you make those mistakes and guys don't make the shots", Paul said. The NBA MVP front-runner finished with 41 points, his first game of 30 or more points against the Warriors since April 27, 2016. Totals 42-80 22-25 119. Totals 39-85 15-21 106.
It didn't take long for the action to pick up in the first half, as Draymond Green was hit with a technical foul just a minute into the game for shoving James Harden.
Green added two blocks and two steals to anchor the Golden State defense.
While their postseason spot was secure by then, the win put them over the top and helped secure the No. 6 overall seed. Winning the first NCAA Tournament game in program history is the first goal for OH , but not the only one.
I know for Ron [Howard] and [producer] Kathleen [Kennedy] it's just such a huge deal to have him really, genuinely enjoy the film. In the meantime, Solo opens May 24 in Australia and May 25 in the U.S. and UK.
Now, von Trier has been given permission to return to Cannes , and he's doing so with The House That Jack Built . The film looks visually inventive, and I like the idea of Matt Dillon having a big role to sink his teeth into.
The U.S. fighter jets did not get closer than 100 meters to the Russian bombers, the Russian military was quoted as saying. The aircraft are capable of carrying nuclear bombs, but it unclear what weapons they had on board, if any.
Do your best to try and win the game and we will see'. "After that, we can wait that a kind of miracle can happen". But Huddersfield Town's draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night left Swansea all-but mathematically relegated.
He attacked Mahal yet again sent Mahal through a well to send him out of contention for the triple-threat qualifying match. Time after time, Roman Reigns has failed to recapture the WWE Universal championship from Brock lesnar.
One of the world's most popular video games is getting a major update on one of the hottest game consoles on the market. Nintendo has just revealed that Minecraft on the Switch will receive its cross-play functionality in June.
Li arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for an official visit to Japan and to attend the 7th China-Japan-South Korea leaders' meeting. Forty years later, the two sides should continue to follow the spirit of the treaty, said the premier.
The ship, the largest and most sophisticated naval vessel in China, was designed and built by the nation on its own. The ship, temporarily named Type 001A, was floated off in April 2017 after nearly 4 years of construction.
This lead to sun-filled skies, which in turn allowed temperatures to climb into the seasonably mild low to mid 70s. EXTENDED: We're going to see a chance of showers and thunderstorms for much through Thursday .
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte concedes their top four hopes are just about over their 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town . Like today, we played an intense game with a will and desire to get three points.
Ricciardo expects a talking to ahead of Spanish GP
The spot sets up conditions for Sunday's race that Red Bull doesn't particularly want to happen anytime soon. I don't think we're necessarily struggling in the front or the rear but overall downforce is always good.
US allies lament Trump's decision to pull out of Iran deal
Market participants said there were still many unanswered questions about how the United States might impact European companies. Pulling out of this deal has sent oil prices soaring, which rewards Iran and its equally petro-dependent ally, Russia.
Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Game Two
Tigers reliever Buck Farmer pitched a scoreless seventh inning after working in both games of Saturday's doubleheader . After a brief examination by the Seattle trainer, Cano left the game and was replaced by infielder Andrew Romine .
Lalu gets six weeks provisional bail for treatment
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, however, did not attend the wedding. While Lalu warmly shook hands with Nitish, Rabri Devi also exchanged greetings with the Chief Minister.