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Clint Capela’s boast that he and his Houston Rockets teammates are “better” than the Golden State Warriors after after their 116-108 win Saturday night in Houston didn’t impact the Warriors much.
At least according to Golden State forward Kevin Durant.
“They should feel confident,” Durant told reporters of the Rockets after practice Monday. “Obviously, we’re confident. We feel as though we’re the best team in the league. We can beat anyone as well.”
“We’re confident because we know if we’re doing what we’re supposed to do, we’re going to beat them,” Capela told ESPN after the win against the Warriors on Saturday night. “We are better than them.”
Durant spoke of Capela’s “easy” role with Houston.
“You hear from guys like Capela. Usually, he’s catching the ball and laying it up from [Chris Paul] or James Harden,” he said. “His job is not as hard. When your job is that hard, you know you can’t just come out and say (crap) like that.
“I don’t expect that from [Paul] and James [Harden] and [Trevor] Ariza and the rest of the guys] because they know how hard it is to come out and do it every night. Capela, catch and dunk every night, it’s pretty easy.”
The win Saturday night gave Houston the season series against Golden State, 2-1, and the all-important tiebreaker should the teams finish with the same regular-season records.
Entering play Monday, Golden State (37-10) holds a three-game edge on Houston (33-12) in the Western Conference standings.
The two teams own the best records in the NBA.