3 Big Things: Warriors show toughness while Rockets wilt under pressure

  • Published: 11 May 2019
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    Columnist Dieter Kurtenbach says the Golden State Warriors proved the difference between being champions and being pretenders as the Houston Rockets wilted under the pressure and their stars disappeared late in Game 6.

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Comments • 420

  • Gregory Wright
    Gregory Wright  4 months back

    Hmmm Why doesnt most blacks speak as well as this guy.

    • rippleyaliens
      rippleyaliens  5 months back


      • Mark joseph Abuedo
        Mark joseph Abuedo  5 months back

        The real warriors.kd snake of warriors

        • pipiloo
          pipiloo  5 months back

          poor bell...

          • Donnie Vongsy
            Donnie Vongsy  5 months back

            Houston Rockets franchises dont shit about running a good franchises team. With CP3 and Hatsen the soar losers crappy attitudes & negative mindset w/their fake flop bullshit they will always be a losers as always.

            • rayt
              rayt  5 months back

              Toughness with six stars on your team that's laughable.

              • foxmatte
                foxmatte  5 months back

                What Mike deAntoni does on the sideline is simply shrug his shoulders everytime...... which is a demotivating factor for the players to see of a coaches’ gesture......... its playoff time. We need to feed everyone with a ton of encouragement...... an adrenalin shot to the brain is essential at this point.

                • Flagg Staff
                  Flagg Staff  5 months back

                  What u think abt Upcoming GSW vs Port series

                  • Victoria Johnson
                    Victoria Johnson  5 months back

                    He leads by example . No yelling, screaming or the dehumanizing another teammate.

                    • Lewis Fadipe
                      Lewis Fadipe  5 months back

                      Dude you gotta show Loony some love.

                      • Jordan Francisco
                        Jordan Francisco  5 months back

                        Harden gain his score becoz of flopping..lol

                        • GOLDEN BUDDHA
                          GOLDEN BUDDHA  5 months back


                          • jaw444
                            jaw444  5 months back

                            THANK YOU for mentioning Shawn, he's played good in oither play off games, no one mentioned him in commentary i listened to when they kept talking about the bench, he got a good number of points second only to Looney, he played good in other games too, in way you're describing. Finally someone at least mentioned his contribution.

                            • William M. Dillon
                              William M. Dillon  5 months back

                              Love the warriors! But you should lighten up on the Rockets. Listen to Kerr’s post game comments. He is a class act.

                              • dennis soh
                                dennis soh  5 months back

                                woah... flamey remarks on the rockets. it would have been great to see 2 great rivals pit against each other.

                                • Kenneth Rago
                                  Kenneth Rago  5 months back

                                  "I think he uses his powers for evil, but he's an outstanding player..." loooooool

                                  • Leomared Campos
                                    Leomared Campos  5 months back

                                    But big 5 for Rockets for giving a close game.

                                    • Jose Corona
                                      Jose Corona  5 months back

                                      Kevon Looney!!!!!👏👏👏🔥

                                      • drogon r
                                        drogon r  5 months back

                                        Though Steph's 4th quarter was epic-ally sexy, I would have mentioned "game 6 Klay Thompson" explicitly along with Steph. He was phenomenal for the entire game, unlike Steph who excelled for only a quarter and a half. Klay carried them for the first 2.5 - 3 quarters, until Steph could get his rhythm. And Klay's 3 at the end of the game was one of the final game daggers, as well as his elite defense (late game steal AND jumpball). Steph and Klay imo are hand's down the best backcourt in the NBA (both have ice cold blood with fiery champion hearts), and those 2 together I think are the primary link that started it all.

                                        • Dean Coronado
                                          Dean Coronado  5 months back

                                          So much bench was playing for the Warriors, I thought summer league started already!

                                          • Michelle Branch
                                            Michelle Branch  5 months back

                                            Love your commentary

                                            • Leo F
                                              Leo F  5 months back

                                              If Steph Curry wins 8 more games he is better than LeBron James.

                                              • psy Amok
                                                psy Amok  5 months back

                                                What do you mean they have no excuse??!! ??? Hahahaaa LMAO!! Harden cried to mama "we just want a ""FAIR"" game"!!? Oh mama, ref didn't call foul when I kick out my legs 30 Deg forward toward the defender, no intention to land on my feet, but the ref didn't give me free throws.... C3P twisted his butt to hit the defender yet ref saw through the gimmick and didn't give us a fair chance play..... oh C3P purposely ran into Curry then flop big time yet Ref didn't award free throw to CP3... Oh mamaa we were robbed of the game, Ref just don't buy our gimmick and flopping act anymore.... What should we do now??! ROFLMFAO

                                                • ShitJustGotReel
                                                  ShitJustGotReel  5 months back

                                                  Awesome takes and flawless delivery, this guy is one point af!

                                                  • jarred marques
                                                    jarred marques  5 months back

                                                    Here we go series is finalized steph versa Seth

                                                    • jarred marques
                                                      jarred marques  5 months back

                                                      Loney had the game of his life I cannot believe that the rockets can let opportunities slip away like they have the Past few years. Let's go warriors

                                                      • Corazon Bana-ag
                                                        Corazon Bana-ag  5 months back

                                                        Yes they win again GSW

                                                        • D'Andre Smith
                                                          D'Andre Smith  5 months back

                                                          "Would have left him in Oakland if he could" Lmmfao

                                                          • Arthur Anderson
                                                            Arthur Anderson  5 months back

                                                            "Pretenders", yea that about sums up the HOUSTON ROCKETS..."pretenders"!

                                                            • kal
                                                              kal  5 months back

                                                              Dieter Kurtenbach .... thank you. well said

                                                              • Rey Magtoto
                                                                Rey Magtoto  5 months back

                                                                The big lesson learned here by James Harden and Chris Paul, there's no way flopping can win a championship, need to change the system once and for all.

                                                                • Maja Mintoft
                                                                  Maja Mintoft  5 months back

                                                                  Excellent post game review/analysis! This is the first online post game analysis I seek out and turn to first!

                                                                  It's Sunday--Mother's Day--and my jaw is still on the floor!!!! Steph scored 0 points and sat out most of the first half because of his foul trouble forced by the Floppettes. Then, in the second half, Steph must've gone into the famous telephone booth to turn into a superhero!!! The unforgettable Steph moment was when his bad finger was dislocated again he was evidently in great pain; and as he was heading towards the Warriors' bench, he fought off the temptation to sit out the last 2 minutes of the game, returned back to the game and was absolutely amazing!!! In the 4th quarter, he--alone-- scored 17 points; the same amount the 5 Floppettes have scored. Steph scoring a total 33 points in the second half of the game and at the end with severe pain commands not only awe, but utter RESPECT!!!! STEPH HAS PROVEN ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT HE IS CLUTCH!!!!!!!

                                                                  Iggy on defense against Harden was outstanding! Draymond was outstanding!!!!!!!! Klay always comes through with his killer shots (and on the defensive end) when it matters most!!!!!!!! The Warriors' bench debunked every narrative of being weak!!!!!! OUR BELOVED DUBS PROVED ONCE AGAIN THEIR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRENGTHS--THAT OF TRUE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!
                                                                  I wasn't able to sit down and held my breath as I watched this game from start to finish!!!! I so wanted the Dubs to win this game, put away the Floppettes, and get some much deserved rest before the WCF games begin. I was relieved and thrilled that they've done just that, and in complete euphoria in the way did it. THIS GAME IS EPIC AND WILL BE REMEMBERED WELL FOR A VERY LONG TIME!!!!!!!!!

                                                                  I can't wait for tomorrow to hear what will be said of both teams in the sports news shows; and especially in "The Jump". I'm still trying to get my jaw off the floor!!! Peace.

                                                                  • Think On These Things...
                                                                    Think On These Things...  5 months back

                                                                    I've come to listen to these game summaries from DK. He's clear, concise and accurate more often than not. On this one he's spot on. From the front office to the owner to coaches & players the Rockets touted their analytics driven team & taunted the Dubs. They reduced the Western conference to one team. They and most of the sports media pundits (they get no pass) said over & over that if Chris Paul was healthy last year the Rockets would have beaten the Warriors then. We'll never know but there isn't even a comparison in losing KD & DeMarcus this year to Chris Paul last year. KD & DeMarcus are absolutely a bigger losses for the Warriors. Still the Dubs leaned into 2015-16 & believed in #StrengthInNumbers. They got the job done. This team showed up and showed out. It wasn't pretty but it was winning basketball. Throughout this historic 5yr run, the Dubs keep showing they know how to win in multiple ways which is as spectacular as their record itself. #Dubnation we're spoiled and blessed to support a team & organization like this. Praying 🙏 healing recovery and renewal for their bodies and minds going forward. 8games 2go! #GoDubs 🏀💪👟👏📣😀

                                                                    • Pete Bowen
                                                                      Pete Bowen  5 months back

                                                                      Disgraceful performance? Come on, man. Curry took over the game. (Period)

                                                                      • Mayo
                                                                        Mayo  5 months back

                                                                        BELIEVE THE BENCH

                                                                        • Jay Bird
                                                                          Jay Bird  5 months back

                                                                          You ain't wiining s**t, when your game revolves on trying to get foul calls on jump shots from the refs!! If Harden & CP3 stop flopping all the time and just play basketball, maybe they can be real championship contenders, not "I need the refs to call fouls" pretenders!

                                                                          • Mickey Santos
                                                                            Mickey Santos  5 months back

                                                                            Aaaahhh what about Klay? 🤔

                                                                            • Manuel Lopez
                                                                              Manuel Lopez  5 months back

                                                                              5 years in the row to the west nba finals 💪💪💪💪💪

                                                                              • Billy Hilly
                                                                                Billy Hilly  5 months back

                                                                                We'll said Dieter kurtenbach👏👏👏

                                                                                • Crashburn 32
                                                                                  Crashburn 32  5 months back

                                                                                  I have to disagree with one thing here: 6:33 He says, "James Harden is an outstanding player." Correction. He's an "outstanding" regular season player. BIG difference there.

                                                                                  • MeruemTV
                                                                                    MeruemTV  5 months back

                                                                                    Its prolly the purple socks..

                                                                                    • Ralf Oliver Tabing
                                                                                      Ralf Oliver Tabing  5 months back

                                                                                      PJ Tucker and Gerald Green play with heart and deserved better. So does Shumpert.

                                                                                      • Atoms Matter
                                                                                        Atoms Matter  5 months back

                                                                                        Rockets is a very predictable team....because James Harden taking all the shots every game...ballhogging, stat padding, selfishness at its best!!! One man team cannot win against a ball moving team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                        • Kevin Williamson
                                                                                          Kevin Williamson  5 months back

                                                                                          Good analysis 🙌🏽

                                                                                          • Nobi Deacon
                                                                                            Nobi Deacon  5 months back

                                                                                            “...when you have james harden and chris paul flop their way to a victory...”👏🏻👏🏻

                                                                                            • HKim0072
                                                                                              HKim0072  5 months back

                                                                                              Do people use "Stephen" usually? Seems awkward.

                                                                                              • shalimar brown
                                                                                                shalimar brown  5 months back

                                                                                                Klay? 🤷🏾‍♀️ just know he kept them afloat ...killer klay all the way 🥰🥰 give him his due please

                                                                                                • 2endsformacircle
                                                                                                  2endsformacircle  5 months back

                                                                                                  Amen brother!!