D’Antoni on Dubs: ‘They've done it in big moments'

Defending champions set for 2015 WCF rematch with Rockets

May 11, 2018 - 1:46 pm

By Mohamed Bafakih

When the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years during the 2014-15 season over the Cavs, their path included the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.

Golden State cruised to a 4-1 series win and has been in the NBA Finals every years since. The Rockets, meanwhile, had yet to make it past the second round — until now.

With Houston owning home court, the biggest hurdle for the top seed is figuring out how to stop the experienced — and peaking — Warriors.

"What we have to prove is that we can do it in the big moment,” Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters following Friday’s practice.

“Golden State, that's the advantage they have. They've done it in big moments ...can we do it? I think we can."

D’Antoni’s counterpart with the Warriors, Steve Kerr, knows all about getting it done when the lights get bright.

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