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Despite a sloppy and lethargic second quarter in which the Golden State Warriors were outscored 36-26 by the Houston Rockets, Steve Kerr’s group was able to head into halftime trailing by only single-digits after an impressive buzzer-beater from Andre Iguodala.
With just four seconds remaining in the half, Iguodala inbounded the ball to Klay Thompson after two free throws from Eric Gordon put the Rockets up 61-51.
Thompson got the ball back to Iguodala with three seconds left to play as the former Finals MVP was running up the court. Iguodala quickly reached the three point line and fired up an awkward-looking three pointer as time expired.
The shot was good, and the Warriors headed into the locker room down 61-54.
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The Warriors led the Rockets 28-25 at the end of the first quarter, but sputtered their way through the second quarter.
Stephen Curry appeared to break out of his series-long slump after adding 11 points in the first quarter, but managed just two points in the second quarter. The former MVP hit just one of his six three-point attempts in the first half.
Kevin Durant scored 12 points in the first half but was shaken up early after colliding with James Harden during a Harden layup attempt. Durant grabbed at his right elbow, but was able to continue playing.
The Warriors lead the Rockets 2-1 in the series.
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