**Game 2**: Rockets @ World Champion Golden State Warriors 4-18-2016

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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:23 am
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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:28 am
Barnes struggles: Lost amid the rough nature of Game 1, punctuated by Stephen Curry’s scuffle with Patrick Beverley, was a sluggish performance by Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.

Barnes missed his first four shots and did not score until nearly halftime. He had only three points through three quarters and finished with seven, on 3-for-12 shooting.

“Harrison can play better, he knows that,” Kerr said. “He’s been playing really good basketball for the last several weeks. I imagine he’ll play a lot better” Monday night.

“Sometimes, that first game of the playoffs is tough. You’ve got the nerves going, and then once you get past that first game, it feels more natural. I would think we’ll get a better shooting game out of him and Klay (Thompson) as well.”

Thompson scored 16 points Saturday on 4-for-14 shooting. He was 2-for-6 from long distance; the Warriors will need him to make more three-point shots Monday night if Curry doesn’t play.

More numbers: Curry naturally wades in attention and acclaim for his shooting. Also worth noting: He led the NBA in steals this season, averaging 2.14 per game to edge Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio (2.13).

This is the first time in Curry’s career he has led the league in steals per game; he led in total steals last season but not in average. Curry had three steals in Saturday’s playoff opener even though he played less than 20 minutes.

Ron Kroichick is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:16 pm
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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:46 pm
Curry's in a suit, wow, ultimate disrespect to Houston. They'll use this a billboard material, so we'll need to be ready to contain them early.

Odd, big, lineup for the Rockets too...

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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:55 pm
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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:03 pm
Some really bad calls so far. Maybe the NBA wants this to be a series. Lots of contact from the rockets, yet we're getting all the fouls.

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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:04 pm
slick rick AND montell jordan did the halftime show. I watched
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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:32 pm
Great win without Curry. Really a great team effort and Houston has to be deflated now. Livingston took advantage of his height and Iguodala stepped up. Klay showed that, like Harden used to be, he is a superstar in his own right and could be among the top ten players at least if he was on another team as the #1 option.
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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:40 pm
migya wrote:Klay showed that, like Harden used to be, he is a superstar in his own right and could be among the top ten players at least if he was on another team as the #1 option.

I love this part right here. At the end of their careers, what will they be known for (assuming things continue this path), or more importantly what kind of legacy do you think a player would rather have? Let's think about it for a minute: would you rather be a Scottie Pippen or a Karl Malone?

Neither could ever rise to the heights of a Curry, Kobe, Lebron, etc. so they'd go down as greats of their generations, like T-Mac or Vince Carter, but won't have any rings and will only be remembered by the fans that watched them. Meanwhile, Pippen will forever be remembered and regarded as a winner, even if he was a no. 2.
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» Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:56 pm
Great win by the Warriors who now have no pressure to rush Curry back on court.

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» Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:21 am
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» Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:29 am
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migya wrote:Klay showed that, like Harden used to be, he is a superstar in his own right and could be among the top ten players at least if he was on another team as the #1 option.

I love this part right here. At the end of their careers, what will they be known for (assuming things continue this path), or more importantly what kind of legacy do you think a player would rather have? Let's think about it for a minute: would you rather be a Scottie Pippen or a Karl Malone?

Neither could ever rise to the heights of a Curry, Kobe, Lebron, etc. so they'd go down as greats of their generations, like T-Mac or Vince Carter, but won't have any rings and will only be remembered by the fans that watched them. Meanwhile, Pippen will forever be remembered and regarded as a winner, even if he was a no. 2.



Well said and totally agree. Klay is better off staying here his whole career and have the possibility of winning five rings or more, the way the team is currently built and performs.

Great comparison of Pippen and KMalone. In alltime rankings KMalone will always be ranked higher, in the top 15-20 by many, whereas Pippen isn't ranked as high and never seen as such an alltime great, individually especially, but has six rings (KMalone would love just to have one) and is known as one of the greatest winners and successful players ever, a real achievement.

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» Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:59 am
mullin17 wrote:slick rick AND montell jordan did the halftime show. I watched

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