Rockets Lose to Warriors 115-109 in Game Two, Fall Behind in Series 0-2

The Rockets fell to the Warriors 115-109 Tuesday night in game two of the Western Conference Semi-finals. With the loss, Houston is now down 0-2 in the series.

James Harden missed a significant amount of time in the first half after take a swipe to both of his eyes by Draymond Green. Harden was taken to the locker room with blood coming from his left eye. He returned but was seen squinting and shielding his eyes throughout the rest of the game. Harden managed to fight through the injury to lead Houston in scoring with 29 points.

All five starters registered double-digits in points with Chris Paul being behind Harden with 18 points. Austin Rivers came off the bench to score 14 points in 24 minutes of action. Rivers scored most of his points filling in for the hurt Harden. The Rockets shot 43% from three-point land making 17 three's and shot 47% from the field.

The difference in the game were the turnovers that came early in the first half. Houston had 17 total turnovers and gave up 18 offensive rebounds to the Warriors. Second chance points were crucial in a game where Houston shot well.

The series will now shift to Houston for games three and four. Game three will be Saturday night at 7:30pm from the Toyota Center.

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