It’s not hard to pin point a big reason for a loss when one of your best players sets the single-game record for playoff turnovers.
That was the case for Houston’s James Harden who committed 13 total turnovers as his Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors 104-90 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. The win for the Warriors marked their first trip of the NBA finals since 1975 where they’ll play LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers who finished a four-game shutout of the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night.
Stephen Curry had 26 points for the Warriors while the turnover prone Harden had just 14 points.
Meanwhile Dwight Howard continued to unleash a barrage I don’t give a f#%! tonight collecting yet another technical which would have sat him for a game 6 (if there was one). He also laid this high pick on Andre Iguodala which probably could’ve gone as a flagrant.
At this point though Howard’s WWE inspired play and Iguodala’s acting doesn’t matter since the Warriors are moving on and the Rockets are going home.