Iguodala is averaging 27.5 minutes, 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals in the playoffs.
'There's obviously that anticipation when you come in transition and you find an open look and there's a collective hush in the crowd, especially in this building, ' Curry said. Sure enough, his mother, Sonya Curry, was quick to scold him after the game. That may have contributed to Golden State coming out flat in a 127-105 loss in Game 2 after winning the series opener by 13 points. "It was frustrating more so because I had the right intentions in the first half".
The 41-point margin of defeat was the largest in the Rockets' postseason history. "I just like his excitement for the game, and his intensity". However, head coach Steve Kerr was optimistic after the game.
"Two guys like Trevor and Draymond are just the ultimate competitors", Kevin Durant said. There has been only one Western Conference playoff game this month decided by fewer than eight points and there hasn't been a single playoff game in either conference decided by single digits since May 9 heading into Monday night's action.
Especially Curry, who snapped out of his slump with four in the second half.
"I blacked out", he said to ESPN.
The Rockets were paced by 20 points from James Harden.
"It was big", Curry said referring to him making the shot in his first attempt in the third quarter, as quoted by the Express.
"A lot of it was just talking to myself, nearly like you've got to be your biggest fan sometimes", Curry said in a postgame interview, when describing the emotion he felt after hitting the big 3-pointer in the 3rd quarter.
'All it takes is one, ' Kerr said.
Harden and Paul began 3 for 14 with Paul missing six shots before getting his first basket on goaltending against Andre Iguodala 2:39 before halftime. And he played great defense.