OAKLAND, Calif. — After blowing a 20-point second-half lead and watching James Harden hit an “impossible” game-winning 3-pointer, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson felt the Golden State Warriors gave away a 135-134 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday.
“For sure,” Curry said. “You have a lead like that, you don’t lose at home.”
“Slow rotations or just a little laziness with that lead,” Curry added. “But you have a lead like that, it’s a tough way to go out.”
The problem for the Warriors is they now have lost three straight games at home, with the past two coming on extremely difficult game-winning 3-pointers in overtime to follow a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day.
A week ago, the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard made a 26-foot 3-pointer before falling down along the right side to lift his team to a 110-109 overtime win at Oracle Arena. This time, the Warriors watched Harden drill a 29-foot 3-pointer — which Warriors coach Steve Kerr described as an “impossible shot” — over Thompson and Draymond Green with 2.7 seconds left.