In the end, Houston fell to the defending champion Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals Monday evening. I have no doubt that's what Morey wants so we'll just have to watch Morey obsession with beating the Warriors grow even more through the off season and try to figure out a route to improve this team even better than it already is. The stars went through funks and the Warriors had to play catch up time and again - including from double-digit deficits in the final two games to beat James Harden and the 65-win Rockets on their home court after settling for the second seed in the West.
The Rockets led the defending National Basketball Association champs 3-2 before not being able to claim wins in either Game 6 or 7, both played without Chris Paul, who injured his hamstring in the final minute of their Game 5 victory at Toyota Center.
We'll have to see how this pans out but if LeBron were to somehow drop into our laps as fans, I wouldn't be 100 percent opposed to it. Earlier in the media session, he had advocated just such a reworking of the playoffs - something that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has also considered - telling reporters, "I've always been for the top 16 records should be in the playoffs, and I would be absolutely fine if you then seeded one through 16, regardless of what conference you played in during the regular season".
Rockets owner Tilman Fertita faces a hefty luxury tax bill if the Rockets do opt to retain all their free agents. "To me, it's all about - it's not about what we say, it's about what happens on the floor and the results that the teams get".
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"That's what C.P. was so good at in two [of the] games we won", D'Antoni said.
"Just going against the Warriors in the last three years in the Finals, I kind of figured or thought that they could get it done", he said. "I think he took it the hardest".
It was an emotional ending to the season for the other veterans players, too.
Asked about that price tag Wednesday, Morey said: "We have an expensive team, and Tilman for sure has signed up for that". "It was painful, especially for the guys that have been in the league for 10-plus years". If James and the Cavaliers win Game 1, you know, the interest is going to skyrocket because they are going to have done what very few except for them, maybe, think they can do, which is win at Golden State. Whether they are the high-end ones, or they are the Luc Mbah a Moutes or Gerald Greens from this year, that can come in and be real key competitors.