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Rockets lament missed chances after losing to Warriors

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets were up by 14 in the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors when they started missing from 3-point range. They shot themselves all the way from prime position to advance to the NBA Finals to the end of a solid season.

James Harden was the first to miss. Eric Gordon soon bricked one, and P.J. Tucker did the same. It was miss after miss after miss as the cold streak stretched to nine by halftime. There were 14 more in the third quarter in a surprising performance for a team that relied on the 3 all season. By the time Tucker connected with about 6 1/2 minutes left, the Rockets had missed an NBA-record 27 straight 3-pointers and the Warriors were on their way to a 101-92 victory.

Though Gordon believes the result would have been different if Houston had Chris Paul for the last two games of the Western Conference finals, saying: "if he was out there, we'd have been playing on Thursday," the rest of the Rockets agreed that even the nine-time All-Star probably couldn't have changed things on a night their shooting was historically bad.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden30.4
Rebounds: Clint Capela10.8
Assists: James Harden8.8
FG%: Clint Capela65.2%
Steals: James Harden1.75
Blocks: Clint Capela1.86
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.9 (7)
Rebounds: 42.0 (4)
Assists: 22.4 (11)
FG%: 46.2% (15)
FT%: 74.6% (3)
3P%: 35.1% (7)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.4 (2)
Rebounds: 43.5 (18)
Assists: 21.5 (26)
FG%: 46.0% (15)
FT%: 78.1% (9)
3P%: 36.2% (13)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Houston 65 17 .793 --
x-New Orleans 48 34 .585 17.0
x-San Antonio 47 35 .573 18.0
Dallas 24 58 .293 41.0
Memphis 22 60 .268 43.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/11/2018 Tim Quarterman Waived
3/30/2018 Le'Bryan Nash Waived
3/30/2018 Tim Quarterman Signed as Free Agent
3/24/2018 Brandan Wright Waived
3/24/2018 Le'Bryan Nash Signed to 10-Day Contract
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Injuries
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