The NBA’s Last 2 Minutes Report has proven many fans right that Thursday evening’s game between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets was pretty badly called.
According to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints, the referees have made the incorrect call in three plays, including an uncalled foul on James Harden to Kevin Durant before KD went out of bounds to save a loose ball.
Stephen Curry’s kick-ball violation with only 5.5 second left was also incorrect, according to the report.
The NBA's Last 2 Minute Report says that *shocker* #Warriors' Kevin Durant was out of bounds when he 'saved the loose ball' with 30.9 seconds left. Also says that #Rockets' James Harden should've been called for a foul on Durant just seconds earlier, causing him to lose the ball. pic.twitter.com/LWySLtwK4U
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) January 4, 2019
It did not matter in the end though, as the Rockets won in overtime by a score of 135-134.
James Harden had an amazing game. Harden scored 44 points along with 10 rebounds and 15 assists. He did only shoot 13-of-32 from the field, but he was still able to corral in a triple-double on Thursday evening and hit the game-winning 3-point shot over Draymond Green in overtime.
Clint Capela also scored 29 points and grabbed 21 rebounds while shooting 12-of-19 from the field. He was much more efficient in the lane compared to Harden and completely dominated the offensive and defensive glass against Golden State’s lack of bigman depth.
Austin Rivers chipped in 18 points, Gerald Green added 16 while Danuel House Jr. had 17 on the evening.
Stephen Curry led all Golden State scorers with 35 points, three rebounds, and six assists. He only shot 14-of-27 from the field and 5-of-15 from beyond the arc. Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant both had 26 points and Kevon Looney only added 12.
The Warriors have been struggling on offense lately. They’ve had difficulty scoring from deep consistently. Green and Thompson are having the worst seasons of their careers, and the offensive load has gone completely on the shoulders of Durant and Curry.
The Warriors are now 25-14 on the season and sit second in the NBA’s Western Conference. They will face off next against the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center.