Steve Kerr plays down pressure on Warriors after Rockets tie series at 2-2
The Houston Rockets took full advantage of their homestand to split the series against the Golden State Warriors at 2-2. Despite their recent struggles, it appears head coach Steve Kerr is not too concerned.
The Rockets have now seemingly managed to swing the momentum of the series in their favor. According to ESPN’s Nick Friedell, Kerr is still rather pleased with how his team has responded since then:
Kerr still pleased with the mood of the group. Confident the players remain calm because of all the situations they’ve been in during the past. “This is just another chapter in the book.”
Kerr’s comments are certainly understandable. Most teams would start to express a sense of urgency after dropping two straight games in the playoffs. Then again, the Warriors are not most teams.
There is no question that Houston has done its part to help even the series. Regardless, it is safe to say that they were able to capitalize on some rather poor outings from Golden State.
While forward Kevin Durant was his usual dominant self, guards Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have struggled to find their rhythm. The Rockets also managed to outrebound the Warriors severely in Game 4 and were able to take control of the game as a result.
Although Houston had a number of factors working in their favor, they still only managed to beat Golden State by just five points or less in both games.
It appears Kerr knows full well that it is only a matter of time before the “Splash Brothers” find their rhythm in this series.