News: Terry scored four points (2-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt) with three assists and one steal in the blowout loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Impact: Terry has been a liability for Houston on both ends of floor, failing to be a significant 3-point threat in Game 3 while getting torched by Stephen Curry for 40 points. Terry is a player to avoid in DFS formats.
News: Harden misfired early and often Saturday night.
Impact: Harden finished with 17 points behind 10-of-11 free-throw shooting, but made just 3 of 16 shots as the Rockets dropped three straight for the first time all season. Their season is on the line in Game 4 is Memorial Day at Toyota Center.
News: Harden scored 17 points (3-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 10-11 FT) to go with three rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes Saturday as the Warriors extended their series lead to 3-0.
Impact: Harden missed a triple-double by just one assist in the both Games 1 and 2 of the series but was disappointing in the Rockets' first game at home and will need to get back to his best if the Rockets are to have any chance of causing a major upset. This was the first time Harden had failed to score 20 points in the entire postseason, and it would be a good bet that he gets back on track in Game 4.
News: Howard (knee) played through knee pain to register a double-double Saturday, scoring 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-8 FT) to go with 14 rebounds and one block in 33 minutes against the Warriors
Impact: With the Rockets down 0-3, Howard will have to gut it out for Game 4 as well and look to keep the Rockets alive. He's now had back-to-back double-doubles while playing with the knee injury and is averaging 16.6 points, 14.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks throughout the playoffs.
News: Howard (knee) will take the court Saturday against the Warriors, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Coach Kevin McHale stated he'll play the center "as much as we can."
Impact: After coming down with a left knee sprain in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday, Howard mustered a valiant effort Thursday, tallying 19 points, 17 rebounds, two steals, one assist, and one block in 40 minutes. Considering McHale's comment prior to Saturday's contest, Howard is likely poised to earn a similar amount of run in the must-win scenario.
News: Howard says his knee feels "a lot better" than before Game 2 against the Warriors and that "some of the pain is gone," Ken Berger of CBS reports.
Impact: Howard scored 19 points and pulled down 17 rebounds in Game 2, so you have to wonder how much the knee really hampered him. Still, the Rockets will probably take any good news as they try to avoid going down 3-0 to the top-seeded Warriors.