Golden State coach Steve Kerr is trying to figure out why his team has struggled to put together complete games in this series, but is proud that the Warriors have found ways to win despite their up and down play.
Monday night the Rockets slowly built a first half lead on the Warriors.
Curry, who finished with 27 points, scored 14 of Golden State's 33 points in the third quarter as Houston's shooting didn't just go cold, it froze.
The Rockets pulled away in the second, with Harden outstanding as the hosts moved 15 points clear with both Durant and Curry struggling from three-point range.
It will likely take multiple championships for the Warriors to feel they have truly avenged their unprecedented collapse from 3-1 in the 2016 NBA Finals.
The Cavaliers have been waiting since Sunday to find out which team they would play for the championship: Houston or Golden State. "To know that you've got guys in your corner means a lot".
The Warriors followed with a 17-2 run that included five 3-pointers, four from Curry, whose finger-roll with 3:29 left in the period was the lone basket from inside the arc during the decisive run.
"As a result of that, we got a double-digit lead going into halftime".
Two more quick threes from Curry gave the Warriors a nine-point advantage at 72-63, and from the National Basketball Association champions were too strong as an increasingly desperate Houston chased the game.More news: Abused woman slips note to veterinarian's staff seeking help
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"It was asked of me tonight to play the whole game", he said.
Mike D'Antoni coached the Houston Rockets to 65 games this season and led James Harden to what is nearly certainly an MVP award. While it only led to nine second-chance points because Houston shot just four of 14 on those chances, it was the kind of effort that demoralizes an opponent.
Kevin Durant scored 34 points, 21 in the second half. "We just couldn't extend the lead".
James and multiple teammates have described their up-and-down trek this year as such, and the four-time MVP reiterated it after the Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. "We're where we set out to be and where we knew we could be at this point".
"They have the experience, they have better players, they still get the three superstars".
Our recommended way to watch Rockets vs Warriors Game 7 online live streaming without cable tonight is through Hulu Live TV. "They'd make a little run, he'd hit a three".
If there is anything to look forward to, it is the fact that there will be some very significant names on the free agent market this offseason and the Rockets would appear to be a prime destination.
Those expectations finally became too much in the most important game any player on the team - with the exception of Aron Baynes - had ever participated in.