Rockets look like a team that lost to Warriors even when they win

James Harden hit the step-back jumper for the lead with 2.7 seconds left …

… and the Houston Rockets’ bench still looked like they were going to lose Game 3 to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

Clint Capela, bless his heart, got excited like Harden had hit a game-winner (which, it turned out, he did.) But Dwight Howard, Corey Brewer and company appeared convinced that defeat was inevitable.

Or just bummed that their vacation plans got pushed back.

NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley was so convinced the Rockets would choke away their halftime lead, he GUARANTEED it.

But then Draymond Green dribbled the ball off his foot at the end, and the Rockets finally could exhale. Or start rescheduling that trip to Cancun.