For once, it was the Houston Rockets with the expectation to take home the W in Game 6, especially after the Golden State Warriors lost Kevin Durant for the rest of the series.
However, with the pressure squarely on the likes of Chris Paul, James Harden and Co., they failed when it mattered most. The Warriors are on their way to the conference finals for the fifth straight year, and twitter reacted per usual.
For what it's worth, Paul actually had a decent game, but he's clearly just cursed at this point.
The onus has to be placed on Harden here, as he came up short yet again and disappeared in the fourth quarter when his team needed him most.
The James Harden Rockets have lost elimination games against both Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard teams without Durant and Leonard. Let that marinate.— Josh Eberley (@JoshEberley) May 11, 2019
That's some bad company to be in.
James Harden and Chris Paul every time the finals is mentioned: pic.twitter.com/DUqrkKLnOZ— Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) May 11, 2019
Forget Finals, what about conference finals?
James Harden after the rockets lost to the warriors WITHOUT KD pic.twitter.com/3Lyw0zm0z5— Luis (@1SlowGT) May 11, 2019
Might as well hang a giant L from the rafters in Houston at this juncture.
The Rockets just can't get by the Warriors pic.twitter.com/PQ9tzKe21P— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 11, 2019
Truly insurmountable, Morty.
Adorable children, but forever second-best.
Rocket’s fans: We can finally win with KD and Steph Injured— Meme Central ➐ (@Thundergod13) May 11, 2019
Klay Thompson: pic.twitter.com/aUnylXWX7x
Remember that brief second we all thought Klay wasn't going to show up this series?
Houston Rockets....NOPE— JBuckets (@TheJBucketsShow) May 11, 2019
Draymond and Iggy....YUP
Warriors bench and Coach Kerr...YUP pic.twitter.com/0bb7iQyo1i
It was raining in Houston on Friday night, that's for sure.
Game was over when Paul Pierce said the Rockets were going to win by a "blowout" "15 plus" LOL Pierce gotta stop pic.twitter.com/qMWYhyYV4l— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 11, 2019
Can Paul Pierce predict I *won't* win the lottery?
It's never too soon for a wiki edit. Never. Sorry, Houston.