Unlike LeBron, Kevin Durant gets a pass for disappearing late against the Rockets
On the Warriors disastrous final possession in their 95-92 Game 4 Western Conference Finals loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant passed up the chance to take the last shot by giving it up to Klay Thompson instead. The sequence concluded a fourth quarter where Durant didn’t make a basket in the final seven minutes, and didn’t take a shot in the final three.
Incredibly, the postgame narrative from the media called into question the Steve Kerr’s decision not to take a timeout on the final possession more than Durant’s disappearing act.
Today, Colin pointed out that had LeBron not attempted a shot in the final 3 minutes and passed up a chance for the game winner he would be getting pilloried in the media for a week. Durant has gotten a complete pass. The double standard couldn’t be more obvious.
The Cavs could beat the Rockets in the Finals
The Rockets evened the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors, and still have a shot to make it to the Finals. Colin has said repeatedly that the Cavs would get rolled by Golden State, but he thinks they would have a shot to beat the Rockets if they manage to advance.
Colin thinks the Rockets lack of Finals experience, Mike D’Antoni’s questionable playoff track record, and the Rockets only having faced LeBron several times all favor the Cavs. Cleveland would also be better off defensively because they wouldn’t have to match up against Kevin Durant.
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Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show and the All Ball Podcast talking Warriors/Rockets Game 4, and if the Cavs could match up with the Rockets if they met in the Finals.
Cliff Avril – Former Seattle defensive lineman is in-studio on if Seahawk players are tuning out Pete Carroll, and if there is a divide in the locker room over Russell Wilson.
Dahntay Jones – NBA World Champion with the Cavs is in-studio talking Cavs/Celtics Game 5, and what he expects from the Cavs in the hostile environment of Boston.