Jason Terry Guarantees Houston Will Beat Warriors in Game 5

by April 27, 2016

The Rockets will be facing elimination from the postseason Wednesday night, but according to backup guard Jason Terry, their first round series with the Golden State Warriors will be heading back to Houston for Game 6.

The veteran guard took it a step further, joking that he’ll get the Larry O’Brien Trophy tattooed on his body should the Rockets improbably win the title this year.

The defending champs will be without MVP Stephen Curry, who is expected to miss at least two weeks with a knee sprain.

Per the Houston Chronicle:

“They’re going to make runs,” Rockets guard James Harden said. “It’s the crazy ones. That third quarter last game was pretty crazy. Just limit it. Bounce back from their runs and make our own runs. If we can just do that and limit our turnovers and giving them extra opportunities, we’ll put ourselves in a really good position to win the game.” […] The Rockets, who trail the series 3-1, have not shown an ability to handle the Warriors at their best. The Rockets got their one win last season, in Game 4, when they dominated early. They got their win this season, in Game 3 last week, when they rushed to a 17-point lead and held on. In Oracle Arena, however, the Warriors have floored the Rockets when they got on a roll the Rockets did not have the fortitude or discipline to slow until the games were blowouts.


Stunned by their collapse Sunday, the Rockets seemed to have rebuilt their confidence. They would have to win three games against a team that has not lost consecutive games all season and would have to win as often in Oracle as 41 visiting teams did combined this season. But the Rockets chose to view Sunday’s first half as an indication of what is possible, as opposed to lamenting what happened in the second half.


“We have a great opportunity in front of us to do something special,” center Dwight Howard said. “The series is not over with. That’s why it’s a seven-game series. We understand that. We’re in a position we have to fight for our lives. I think we’re going to come together, do whatever we have to do to get this win.”