Although the Warriors were winning at the half, they were outplayed in the first quarter. Instead of falling apart, the Warriors kept their heads high and made their run in the second quarter. They went on a 21-4 run to close the quarter and proved they were ready to play.
During the run, Steph Curry started to heat up. But in the second half he began to cook. Finally, in the 4th quarter, Chef Curry was finished cooking and served us up with a complete meal. The main entré was a 34 point performance while shooting 6 of 11 from downtown. Towards the end of each quarter, Steph was playing at his highest level and eventually outplayed James Harden.
While Curry was good the whole game, James Harden displayed his game in the second half. He scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half and helped keep the Rockets in the game. Although he did play great, down the stretch Harden seemed to force some shots and passes which eventually cost his team. By no purpose was their loss his fault though. The bearded man also grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 9 assists. Through the Rockets' run in the playoffs so far, Harden has played unselfish and has helped lead his team this far.
Although Harden wanted to be MVP, and also wanted to win Game One, Steph Curry took both accomplishments way from him. He did such while the rest of his team did surprisingly shoot the ball at a dismal 22% from deep and Andrew Bogut went scoreless. While the Warriors will surely improve for game two, they will have to overcome Harden's hunger to finally beat Curry. As Dwight Howard summed it up, "You've got two chefs going at it, we'll see who can make the best dish." Whoever does serve up the best dish, may just lead their team to the NBA Finals. In this case, the best dish will win.
Overtime: In addition to killing it on the court, Steph Curry also had a great post game interview. Well, it was actually his daughter who killed the interview.