The Rockets evened up their series with the Warriors on Tuesday, winning in Oakland 95-92 in a huge bounce-back game after the worst playoff loss in franchise history. The Game 4 win knotted up the series 2-2, and the Rockets got the win in an unorthodox way.
"You just beat Golden State with a defensive effort," said Raja Bell on Wednesday's "Off the Bench" podcast at the 10:35 mark. Our resident defensive guru continued, commenting that the Rockets have more to play for, look hungrier and as long as they win the intensity battle then they have a chance in the series.
It's not often that the Rockets win games with their defensive prowess. Both of these teams had been held to fewer than 100 points one other time in this postseason. However, to beat the Warriors, you have to do some things that you don't normally do.
In the Eastern Conference, Danny Kanell and Raja discuss how the Celtics may have an edge heading into Game 5 at home against the Cavaliers.
Also on Wednesday: The guys talkdoing 2018's World Cup song together, players skipping out on OTAs, Brandi Chastain's , and 5-star transfers.