After each team showcased both its best and worst selves in Games 1 and 2, a homecoming to Oakland in Game 3 signaled a return to normality for the Golden State Warriors as they defeated the Houston Rockets 126-85 on Sunday. The Warriors now lead the Western Conference finals 2-1.
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Golden State displayed its usual combination of run-outs in transition, pretty split sets and swinging passes in the half court, and heavy quantities of Kevin Durant.
While Curry labored to find his shot in the first half, Durant sustained the Warriors’ attack. The Rockets simply didn’t have an answer for Durant, who ignited the Warriors in transition, knifed his way to the rack at will, as well as posted up and shot over Houston’s smaller defenders. He scored 25 points on 9-for-19 shooting from the field, including 3-for-8 from 3-point range.
The 58-year-old Fenton was introduced on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center, where the Wild have reached the postseason six Howie Morenz Womens Jersey straight times to match the Anaheim Ducks for the longest streak in the Western Conference. The problem is they’ve won only two series during that run, both in the first round. That’s why Leipold dismissed Chuck Fletcher after nine seasons and, after a month of interviewing and considering candidates, turned to Fenton for a fresh perspective.
Erik Condra Youth Jersey As we went through the process, we kept hearing good things about our team, Leipold said. We kept feeling better and better, and it really reinforced what we thought. This is not a rebuild. It’s a tweaking.
Existing contracts essentially make a teardown impossible. Center Mikko Koivu, left wing Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter accounted for almost 30 percent of the Wild’s salary cap in 2017-18. Koivu’s two-year extension kicks in this summer. Parise and Suter are signed for seven more seasons. All three players attended the news conference, as did coach Bruce Boudreau and several holdover hockey operations staffers.
It obviously doesn’t need to be overhauled, Fenton said. We have a lot of really good veteran pieces, young guys that are coming, and I’m just looking forward to trying to put on some finishing touches to help us win.