QRich3 wrote:They almost play better without KD though, specially when they use him iso after iso after iso going away from their usual game. They certainly play better without Cousins.
It’d be fooling ourselves to think we played them better than the Rockets, we gave a good account of ourselves but we were never a real threat to them. The Rockets were, all 6 games were really close and either team could’ve won any of the games. We are on a good path but we are far from comparing ourselves to the top teams.
I understand your point. I agree that the Rockets are a better team but a few things come to mind.
Remember the "Boston Massacre"? The Celtics came back to beat those Lakers in that finals.
1. Its not a matter of how close you can keep games. All wins and losses just count as 1 game no matter the score.
2. KD was the Warrior that killed us. If they did not have KD it would have been significant loss. He may be the best player in the NBA.
3. Curry did not play us on gimpy ankles. The Rockets did not play the same GS team that we did. Health is a huge factor.