Dwight Howard tells critics to “shut up” about Rockets reaction to Thursday’s game winner

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HOUSTON, TX - James Harden's game-winning shot against the Warriors brought the Rockets back into their first round series.  After the shot though, the Rockets bench players have come under criticism on social media and from television pundits for their less than overjoyed reaction.

Rockets center Dwight Howard says there's an easy explanation, there was just too much time left in the game.

"All of us were happy, but at the same time, we were more focused on, we can't allow this team to get the ball again and shoot," Howard said. "Sometimes, they play like 'Angels in the Oufield.' You might catch it at half court and hit a crazy shot. For all those people saying we wasn't happy and excited because James hit the shot, shut up."

The Rockets will try to even up the series on Sunday, with Game 4 at the Toyota Center starting at 2:30 PM.