The Houston Rockets felt like they were a player away from representing the West in the NBA Finals and not the Golden State Warriors.

Can Ty Lawson drive Stephen Curry crazy, the same way the reigning MVP does to opposing point guards? The newest addition to a loaded Rockets squad believes he’s the key.

Lawson told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports that he could make a big difference for the Houston Rockets if they play the Golden State Warriors again in the playoffs.

“Steph Curry needed someone to go back at him. I thought Steph was just chillin’ on defense – and then going crazy on offense. He looked like he was just putting shots up and not working so much on the defensive end. He would just come down and hit three or four 3s. He can shoot when he’s got his legs under him.

“I’m not saying, ‘Oh, I’m going to stop Steph,’ but just make him work harder at the other end. I saw that in the Cavs series too.

“He wasn’t really working at the other end.”

Lawson hit the nail right on target, and it’s exactly what an opposing point guard will have to do, if he wants any shot at slowing down the leader of the Splash Brothers.

By Glenn Erby

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