The Houston Rockets made a statement against the Golden State Warriors last night as not only did they tie up their Western Conference Finals series at one apiece, but they also reminded everyone why they were the best team in the NBA during the regular season.
Chris Paul became more of a provider than a scorer in Game 2, as he finished with 16 points, four rebounds, and six assists, allowing other members of the Rockets to flourish. In Game 1, he scored 23 points with 11 rebounds and three assists.
Paul demonstrated why he's one of the best point guards in the NBA today during a play in the game against Warriors' Steph Curry, but unfortunately for his fellow point guard, it will not be a play which he will want to remember.
With just over a minute and a half to go in the second quarter, while being marked by Curry, Paul had possession of the ball and started to make his way towards the basket. What happened next though will be remembered by many Rockets fans for years, especially if they advance to the Finals.
The Rockets point guard managed to send the two-time MVP sliding to the ground with a vicious behind-the-back dribble, before passing the ball to his teammate P.J. Tucker who was making a baseline cut for the score.
Many have seen this play as an act of revenge by Paul as he was dropped by Curry with a similar move three years ago while the Rockets point guard was still a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.
However, this hasn't been the only time which Paul has sent Curry to the floor in this series, as back in Game 1, CP3 dropped the Warriors guard with a delicious crossover that caused the two-time MVP winner to stumble to the ground.
The Rockets went on to win Game 2 127-105 against the Warriors with James Harden running the show with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists. The Western Conference Finals series is now tied at 1-1 after their win on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center in Houston.
Curry will be hoping he can stay on his feet a lot more in Game 3, which takes place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday.
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