After the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against the Houston Rockets, the memes are celebrating James Harden choking on the final play with a turnover and non stop mentioning the curse of Lil B.
Yes, Harden, like Kevin Durant, is destined to end up without a title, if the Lil B curse is true. Maybe it was that curse making him turn the ball over on the final possession, with the Rockets down 99-98. Harden had about four seconds with two players open, but walked into a double team by Curry and Klay Thompson. It ended with the Warriors celebrating, Harden on the floor and later smashing decorations on his way to the locker room.
It was another fine shooting battle between Harden and Curry, and it came down to the Rockets once again letting the Warriors run away from them a bit too late. They came back, but there’s something wrong about being the chasers every time. But whatever we try to analyze in how this game went and developed, we always end up with the turnover in the final seconds.
The Rockets were close on both occasions, but some offensive and defensive meltdowns late in the game crushed their hopes of walking away with a win to take back home. Now they’re in the very difficult situation of coming back from 0-2 against a team that keeps finding something extra to create a tiebreaker, which might lead them to the NBA finals quicker than anyone thought.