Head coach Mike D’Antoni warned that Houston is in “big trouble” if Wednesday night’s 106-104 loss to the visiting (and short-handed) Warriors didn’t get their attention.
James Harden and his teammates, however, downplayed the significance of the defeat which snapped a nine-game winning streak.
Clint Capela was quick to remind reporters that the Rockets are 3-1 against Golden State this season.
“Well, it better be,” D’Antoni said of experiencing the Warriors live as opposed to trying to learn from film. “Sometimes you don’t learn a lot when you win. … If this didn’t get their attention, then we’re in big trouble. It’ll get their attention. And we just gotta figure some things out and do a better job.”
After watching the Golden State Warriors snap the Houston Rockets’ nine-game win streak, James Harden wanted people to know what the 106-104 loss meant.
“It’s OK,” Harden said when answering a question that started with how the Rockets were on a roll. “Yeah. Nah, it’s all right, man. We lost. We know we did. Good thing about it is we play again on Friday. It’s one loss.”
“Yeah, that’s a great team,” Houston center Clint Capela said. “Tonight, we lose by two, just because they were a little better in the details … They just did a good job, a little bit better than us.
“But that’s OK. That’s 3-1 [in the regular-season series].”