Warriors 118, Rockets 113

3-pointers from the Rockets'  season-ending loss to the Warriors

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The Rockets season came to a predictable end on Friday night with a 118-113 loss to the Warriors. Three key points from the loss:

1) Chris Paul heard the criticism

He responded with a terrific game, his best of the playoffs. He scored 27 points, had 11 rebounds and kept the Rockets in the game. The Rockets needed a vintage Paul game and they got it. Unfortunately it was not enough.

2) Splash brothers do it again

Steph Curry was awful in the first half, and the teams were tied. That did not bode well for the Rockets. Curry would finish with 33 points and Klay Thompson 27 and the Warriors guards were too good.

3) Just not good enough

It's hard to fault James Harden, who scored 35. Curry and Thompson matched Harden and Paul, and the Warriors bench dominated, and that was the difference in the game. It was a disappointing end to a disappointing season and the Rockets once again come up short. The reality is they simply aren't good enough to beat the Warriors, with or without Kevin Durant. The off-season begins now, and there are plenty of questions to be answered. Is Paul done? Is Mike D'Antoni the right coach? Can the Rockets ever elevate their game and get past Golden State? They were not good enough. Again. And another season ends in disappointment.

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The Rockets have certainly had an exciting offseason to say the least, but many fans are curious if there are more moves to come and if Tilman will spend big money when the time is right.

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