The Rockets looked terrible and the Warriors looked no better. It’s almost like we wanted to lose when both superstars of the Rockets are out! They played ok, not great, but ok. Who impressed me the most? Of course our young rookie, Stephen Curry! First, him being named starting PG, that almost seemed like it was the match to start another fire with Monte Ellis. But no news is good news, and unless they had some issues internally that were never shown to the public, Ellis, seems to take it all in stride. The rookie had a very good showing. He ended up with 14 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Pretty good in my book. One up him was Ellis who finished with 26 points. But even with more points, he didn’t seem like the impressive Ellis that we saw a couple years ago. It wasn’t his best performance, but it wasn’t his worst. I hope that he continues to accept his new role and improve overall as a player, not to be so one dimensional. Jackson, who was showered with boos, finished with 17 points. He looked kinda lost out there, as if he didn’t know his team any more. But overall, the team played poorly. We should have won against the short-handed Rockets. They even had to ride a ferry to get to the Oracle! Come on!!!! (Bay Bridge collapsed and we are just gluing the pieces back together!) But let’s give the Rockets credit. With both Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady down, newcomer Trevor Ariza and Luis Scola fueled the team to a victory. With the majority of your scoring on the bench, Rick Adelman, has to learn how to cook with the ingredients he has now, not the ingredients he wants. But in the end, the Warriors should have won this game. The Rockets are not a strong contender this year, and it would have been a good way for the Warriors to start the season. What I hope is that the same energy that Curry had last night, he brings in every game. I hope he doesn’t become a sellout and only plays for the money. He should play for the money and his love of the game. If Curry plays that way he did and improves in other areas, Warrior fans have some hope to look out into the future and see a bright future for this franchise. Let’s hope game 2 is better by coming out with a victory.