The Rockets FAILED Curry Experiment

  • Published: 16 May 2018
  • In Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, the Houston Rockets decided to mercilessly attack Steph Curry on defense. Find out why this strategy worked in the first half, but not in the second half when the Warriors broke the game open.
    For more in depth NBA analysis, LISTEN to our podcast on iTunes: and Stitcher:
    MUSIC: Fighting For Freedom by Anno Domini
    We're not a channel, we're a conversation. Join in via the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook!


    BBallBreakdown is devoted to deep-dive analysis of NBA basketball gameplay. Giving fans a taste of a pro coach's film session, host Coach Nick breaks down fundamentals, play calling, offense, defense, shooting form, officiating, and everything else basketball. In addition, see exclusive interviews with NBA players and coaches, from active super stars to retired legends.
  • Sport Sport

Comments • 1 537

  • Demetrius Middleton
    Demetrius Middleton  4 weeks back

    Bruh, this is good shit!!!

    • Daniel Trickey
      Daniel Trickey  4 weeks back

      So, is Kawhi gonna defend Curry? I can just see him now running all over the place trying to keep up. He'll be exhausted by the 4th.

      • Moses Karibe
        Moses Karibe  4 weeks back

        This piece is relevant today as it was a year ago.

        • Jerry Brownell
          Jerry Brownell  4 weeks back

          The only thing I noticed during this video was how much Harden dribbled and tried to get open while totally disregarding
          any and all team mates that were open and had good looks at the basket. That is why the Curry Experiment failed. Harden
          has zero basketball IQ and no concept of team basketball.

          • Tropical Babe
            Tropical Babe  4 weeks back

            Haahaha and they lost again now

            • john hinsdale
              john hinsdale  4 weeks back

              ...the funny part is that I thought this was Game 1 playoffs of 2019.....ahahahahaha

              • Lyrical Emotion
                Lyrical Emotion  4 weeks back

                That defense last year is the same now, but they master it already. that give a beat to Rockets.

                • Johnny Chan
                  Johnny Chan  1 months back

                  After one year, the Rockets iso system still fails to take down the Champion. Though the flopping and whining goes to another level 🤣🤣🤣

                  • Je-Al Alindada
                    Je-Al Alindada  1 months back

                    Hahaha they beat them again 😂🤣😂🤣

                    • jin
                      jin  1 months back

                      They still fail now

                      • Arpit Chaudhary
                        Arpit Chaudhary  1 months back

                        Who is here after Game 6 when Curry threw Rockets out at their Home court?

                        • Jon Davis
                          Jon Davis  2 months back

                          This is not a fail they have to find him and attack him

                          • James vlogs
                            James vlogs  2 months back

                            -this is my favorite team warriors-

                            • Tae Lupot
                              Tae Lupot  2 months back


                              • Tae Lupot
                                Tae Lupot  2 months back

                                50:0 hahahahahah

                                • Ferdinand Nicodemus
                                  Ferdinand Nicodemus  2 months back

                                  Too clichéd, carrying single plan in a game. Btw we wait them to clash again

                                  • imgabnun
                                    imgabnun  2 months back

                                    Bunch of no calls ...

                                    • Jong Pi
                                      Jong Pi  2 months back

                                      This explains why sports is a game of science.Strong teams hire the best coaches and trainers.That explains why warriors dont worry about losses in the season games because they are preparing big comes playoff time.

                                      • Crazygunzpn Gaming
                                        Crazygunzpn Gaming  2 months back

                                        Great vid cheers

                                        • Stefan932
                                          Stefan932  2 months back

                                          D’antoni terrible

                                          • Jack Despoges
                                            Jack Despoges  2 months back

                                            I hate watching harden

                                            • Calvin Williams
                                              Calvin Williams  2 months back

                                              That type of shit hahahah

                                              • 4th Son
                                                4th Son  2 months back

                                                That type of $#!÷ can and will decide the game😂😂😂

                                                • tellthetruthg
                                                  tellthetruthg  2 months back

                                                  Curry is underrated on D

                                                  • Æ.X MAVERICK
                                                    Æ.X MAVERICK  2 months back

                                                    3:54 its that steve harvey

                                                    • rafael estor
                                                      rafael estor  2 months back

                                                      Without harden in rockets maybe will win....

                                                      • mirola hardware
                                                        mirola hardware  3 months back

                                                        Rockets 2019 nba chmpion...🏀🏆🏆🏆💪💪

                                                        • john hinsdale
                                                          john hinsdale  4 weeks back

                                                          perhaps in some other universe but not this one...ahahahahahahaahha

                                                      • Michael J O R D A N
                                                        Michael J O R D A N  3 months back


                                                        • Ginagg7381
                                                          Ginagg7381  3 months back

                                                          F!#& ALL YALL HATERS!!!😡

                                                          • Lesy
                                                            Lesy  3 months back

                                                            I hope that the warriors legendary dynasty will end then the nba will probably be equal again

                                                            • john hinsdale
                                                              john hinsdale  4 weeks back

                                                              you have to wait to find out......NBA Finals have not started...

                                                          • matt lam
                                                            matt lam  3 months back

                                                            harden's got the worst defense... as always

                                                            • mutalix
                                                              mutalix  3 months back

                                                              Damn comment section is full of gs fans.

                                                              • Im the Critic
                                                                Im the Critic  3 months back

                                                                Thats why the warriors is a Superteam they rely on each other its not about Curry,thompson or durant always....the roster of warriors fits to each other....And btw that play was use by Lakers on bulls in Nba Finals 1991...pippen was the one who is guarding Magic Johnson but magic is forcing and picking up screen to make Jordan guard him and to collaps the defense and there you go magic can make a pass or attack the basket Thats why Lakers won in game 1 but the bulls still manage to control game and with there brilliant coach and the aggressive bulls wins 2,3,4,5 games to get there first nba finals....I think they somehow they addopt that kind of defense to them but to bad it didnt work....

                                                                • Daryush Nadimi
                                                                  Daryush Nadimi  3 months back

                                                                  harden is trash

                                                                  • KEV
                                                                    KEV  3 months back

                                                                    Harden: Travel time.

                                                                    • Kale Pie
                                                                      Kale Pie  3 months back

                                                                      They were justlucky.

                                                                      • john hinsdale
                                                                        john hinsdale  4 weeks back

                                                                        just lucky? GS kicked Houston's ass AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAIN......ahahahahah

                                                                    • vincent mijares
                                                                      vincent mijares  3 months back

                                                                      kobe doesn't need any switch. just saying

                                                                      • Alvaro Ramos
                                                                        Alvaro Ramos  3 months back

                                                                        gs is tge best

                                                                        • David Milano
                                                                          David Milano  3 months back

                                                                          Warrior lover loves this video

                                                                          • Fausto Brusamolino
                                                                            Fausto Brusamolino  3 months back

                                                                            Great game strategies break down, thank you

                                                                            • Ya Ya
                                                                              Ya Ya  3 months back

                                                                              You can tell this mans a warriors fan

                                                                              • john hinsdale
                                                                                john hinsdale  4 weeks back

                                                                                we can tell you are a houston fan....isolation ball. nothing has changed. GS ONTO THE FINALS.

                                                                            • Metal Head
                                                                              Metal Head  3 months back

                                                                              Harden can travel from the court to his house without getting foul .

                                                                              • Durag Dummy
                                                                                Durag Dummy  3 months back

                                                                                The rockets run a 2k rec center gameplan when you have a 96 overall playsharp

                                                                                • PY L
                                                                                  PY L  3 months back

                                                                                  You better to consider that, if they don't play iso on him to cost his energy and mental. His play making could totally damage the Rockets , despite they lost the series but they got success on this point to not allow Curry getting too much fire up.

                                                                                  • Fernando Cano
                                                                                    Fernando Cano  3 months back

                                                                                    Idiot if cp3 is didnt injured gsw will never on finals. Marami ka pang sinasabe gago!!

                                                                                    • john hinsdale
                                                                                      john hinsdale  4 weeks back

                                                                                      and your EXCUSE now is what? Durant was hurt this time and CP3 was not...nothing has changed.

                                                                                  • Eagles Nation
                                                                                    Eagles Nation  3 months back

                                                                                    Give curry credit for at least trying to play defense

                                                                                    • TeddyPlayz
                                                                                      TeddyPlayz  3 months back

                                                                                      6:47 nice travel mate

                                                                                      • Yuxiang Ong
                                                                                        Yuxiang Ong  4 months back

                                                                                        02:20 "I'm indian. Even I don't like curry" sign