James Harden had 38 points, 10 boards, 9 dimes, 3 steals, and the ball in his hands, down 1, with the clock ticking down. Harden passed it to a surprised Dwight Howard, who quickly passed it back, and Harden felt the double team of Clay and Curry. Harden never got a shot off, the clock expired, and with it the Warriors had a 2-0 edge in the Western Conference Finals. Steph Curry had 33 points and 6 dimes for the Warriors.
Game 3 will be played Saturday in Houston.
Player Game Stats:
S.Curry: 33pts, 6asts, 5threes
J.Harden: 38pts, 10rbs, 9asts
A.Bogut: 14pts, 8rbs, 5blks
D.Howard: 19pts, 17rbs
Rockets: 2-13 in best-of-7 series when trailing 2-0 (both comebacks came during title seasons – 1994 and 1995)