Daryl Morey says Houston is obsessed with beating the Warriors
Despite their recent loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets have already proven to be one of the best teams in the NBA with their superstar backcourt pairing of point guard Chris Paul and shooting guard James Harden. They currently own the best record in the NBA at 25-5 while boasting one of the league’s most high-powered offenses.
As encouraging as it is to see the Rockets be so dominant thus far in the 2017-18 NBA season, general manager Daryl Morey already has his sights set on the Golden State Warriors in this year’s playoffs. He even called beating the Warriors an ‘obsession’ during an appearance on ESPN Radio’s The Ryen Russillo Show.
“It’s the only thing we think about,” Morey said. “I think I’m not supposed to say that, but we’re basically obsessed with ‘How do we beat the Warriors?’
While it may still be a bit early in the year to think about a potential Western Conference Finals showdown, there is plenty of reason for Morey’s confidence. The Rockets have already managed to get the upper-hand on Golden State in the season-opener despite a poor performance from Paul.
That said, the Rockets’ expectations for this season are sky-high and it is safe to assume that anything less than a championship would be a disappointment. Of course, they will have a tough time getting there with the Western Conference playoffs once again shaping up to be quite the challenging obstacle course.