The Warriors were more than prepared to sweep the Rockets on Monday night.
The Warriors may have been a bit too prepared to sweep the Rockets on Monday night.
Following Monday's game, reporters obtained copies of a team media advisory detailing procedures after a victory. The problem, of course, was that the Rockets won, 128-115.
In some alternate universe, of course, all this stuff happened. Draymond Green would be giving a group interview today, James Harden would be researching curse reversals and Stephen Curry would have a giant ice pack on his head (actually, he probably does anyway).
The Warriors still lead 3-1, so their staff can probably just re-word things ever-so slightly. But still, it's a bit of an embarrassing slip-up.
The Rockets were shown the memo after the game, and didn't care.
“That stuff really doesn’t motivate me too much,” Trevor Ariza told Houston's SportsRadio 610. “If we need that to motivate us then we’re in the wrong sport. We’re doing the wrong thing.”
Josh Smith echoed Ariza's sentiment.
"They're confident in their team," Smith, who scored 20 points Monday night, told ESPN. "It's not added motivation; we just got to go out there and play. I don't really feed into the whole mentally get your rah-rah hype. I just want to go out and play my game."