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Daryl Morey: Rockets missing 27 straight 3-pointers vs Warriors 'was like the karma flipping'

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Daryl Morey: Rockets missing 27 straight 3-pointers vs Warriors 'was like the karma flipping'

Do you remember what happened in Game 6 of the 2015 Western Conference Semifinals?

In case you forgot -- the Clippers led the Rockets by 19 points with a little over two minutes left in the third quarter. The Rockets ended up winning by 12 points and then won Game 7 back in Houston (before falling to the Warriors in the West Finals).

Do you remember what happened in Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals?

In case you forgot -- the Rockets missed 27 straight 3-pointers and lost at home to the Warriors.

"Basically, this year's 0-for-27 was a makeup for Corey Brewer, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones hitting 3s against the Clippers," Houston GM Daryl Morey said on The Bill Simmons Podcast. "It was like the karma flipping.

"The three worst shooters in NBA history are (Charles) Barkley, Brewer and Josh Smith. We had two of 'em."

In the fourth quarter vs the Clippers, Smith went 3-for-4 from deep and Brewer went 2-for-3.

Smith's career 3-point percentage -- 28.5.

Brewer's career 3-point percentage -- 28.3.

Barkley's career 3-point percentage -- 26.6.

Good stuff.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Daryl Morey's obsession with Warriors ends in bitter defeat: 'We should have won tonight'

Daryl Morey's obsession with Warriors ends in bitter defeat: 'We should have won tonight'

It must have been a really hard tweet for Daryl Morey to send out.

As soon as the Warriors ended the Rockets' season with a 101-92 win over Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday, the Houston general manager took to Twitter to admit defeat.

Obviously upset, Morey had very little to say after the loss.

Morey openly stated how badly he wanted to beat the Warriors. He admitted he was obsessed with trying to dethrone the champs.

Morey's team had home-court advantage and still couldn't get the job done. Now he'll have to spend the summer thinking about what went wrong.

Game Result/Schedule
Game 1 Warriors 119, Rockets 106
Game 2 Rockets 127, Warriors 105
Game 3 Warriors 126, Rockets 85
Game 4 Rockets 95, Warriors 92
Game 5 Rockets 98, Warriors 94
Game 6 Warriors 115, Rockets 86
Game 7 Warriors 101, Rockets 92

Report: Rockets GM flies on private plane to NBA Combine with Joe Lacob, Warriors contingent

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Report: Rockets GM flies on private plane to NBA Combine with Joe Lacob, Warriors contingent

On Wednesday, the Rockets beat the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

After the game, Houston GM Daryl Morey flew on a private plane to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago with Warriors owner Joe Lacob and other members of the Golden State organization, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The flight was reportedly arranged by the Warriors and Morey was invited onboard by Lacob.

The combine began on Wednesday and runs through Sunday.

Golden State currently possesses the No. 28 overall pick in the 2018 draft, but does not own a second-round pick.

The Warriors bought their way into the second round in 2016 (Pat McCaw) and 2017 (Jordan Bell).

Morey and the Rockets only have one pick in the draft -- No. 46 overall.
 

Game Result/Schedule
Game 1 Warriors 119, Rockets 106
Game 2 Rockets 127, Warriors 105
Game 3 Oakland -- Sunday, May 20th at 5pm
Game 4 Oakland -- Tuesday, May 22nd at 6pm
Game 5 Houston -- Thursday, May 24th at 6pm
Game 6 Oakland -- Saturday, May 26th at 6pm
Game 7 Houston -- Monday, May 28th at 6pm


Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller