The Rockets became only the third team to win a season series against the Warriors in the Steve Kerr “era,” and hold the tie breaker if the two clubs finish in a tie at season’s end.
“We’re confident because we know if we’re doing what we’re supposed to do, we’re going to beat them,” Rockets center Clint Capela told ESPN.
I think that if we’re doing what we’re supposed to do on defense — all the switches, the weak side — and keep playing our offense by keeping that mentality all game long, we have the weapons to beat them.
Now that we’re healthy, I think that we’re going to get back to a big winning streak and get back to doing what we need to do, like we did earlier in the year.” The Rockets (32-12) are 3.5 games behind the Warriors (37-10) for first place in the Western Conference standings and the league’s best overall record.
Gordon went so far as to say the Rockets are the Warriors’ equals on the offensive end, a lofty claim.