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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

Steph wetter? Curry jumps into Lake Tahoe after losing bet to Dell

Steph wetter? Curry jumps into Lake Tahoe after losing bet to Dell

Steph Curry lived up to his Splash Brother moniker on Sunday, and jumped into Lake Tahoe after losing a bet with his father, Dell Curry, at the American Century Championship.

The Splash Father bet the Splash Son he would trail by fewer than 20 points at the end of the tournament. The elder Curry had room to spare on Sunday, too, and was just 18 back of his son. 

The two-time MVP was a man of his word. 

 

Last year, the Currys made the same bet, and it was Dell Curry who had to purify himself in the waters of Lake Tahoe. He tied for 30th at the event this year, while Curry tied for 11th. 

Rim once again gets the better of Steph Curry in Tahoe

Rim once again gets the better of Steph Curry in Tahoe

Move over, China Klay. Tahoe Steph is making a "triumphant" return of his own. 

Last summer, Warriors guard Steph Curry unsuccessfully tried dunking on a hoop on the course at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. 

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On Friday, the hoop made it 2-0. 

Would Golden State remain resounding favorites to three-peat as NBA champions if the team had to play every game in golf attire? Maybe that's how commissioner Adam Silver can achieve "parity of opportunity."