Warriors bring Rockets winning streak to a halt

Golden State makes amends but what if a Warriors Rockets playoff awaits

Golden State makes amends but what if a Warriors Rockets playoff awaits

"It's like my grandmother - when I was younger, she had this show she used to watch". "That's what this has turned into - "As the World Turns". "I've got something to say".

"It's a good win for us", Kerr said. Even without Durant, the Warriors powered their way to a victory. It's harder for them to do that with a threat like Cousins on the floor, and Houston had trouble finding a way to defend him.

Regardless of all the chatter surrounding the rivalry between the Warriors and the Rockets, Green said "I'm not sure stupidity juices anyone".

Klay Thompson (30 points) and Stephen Curry (24 points) handled things seamlessly in the backcourt with a combined 8-of-19 mark from three-point range.

Despite the surge, James Harden & Co. still trail first-place Golden State, which has lost six of 10 capped by a loss to the lowly Suns, by 3 1/2 games in the Western Conference standings. Because you got the National Basketball Association, which is a soap opera, and then you got this team, which is right in the middle of that entire soap opera.

We'll see if the comments Green made during his postgame media session will spark any animosity from Houston for the next meeting.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of the Golden State Warriors' season.

"When Kevin is out, we don't have the luxury of throwing to him and getting 30 points", Thompson said. "We knew who we wanted to score, (but) we should have been knowing that the entire game". At the age of 29, he now ranks 18th all-time in 3-pointers made and 14th all-time in 3-point percentage.

"We just had too many mistakes", Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said.

Golden State played without All-Star forward Kevin Durant (ankle), yet controlled the action for much of the first half before reasserting control with a series of offensive rebounds and second-chance baskets in the third quarter. Ultimately, the dubs stole the road win over the Rockets, 106-104.

Paul sank two free throws with 47 seconds remaining to pull Houston within 104-100, then completed a three-point play after being fouled by Andre Iguodala to pull the Rockets within 104-103 with 10 seconds remaining. Cousins put up a team-high seven assists. Meanwhile, the loss snaps the Rockets (42-26) season-high nine-game winning streak. But, during one play of last night's contest, DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins flopped. Curry had five points in that stretch.

Golden State led by double digits for most of the fourth and had a 13-point advantage with about five and a half minutes to go.

"It's OK", Harden said when answering a question that started with how the Rockets were on a roll.

Warriors: Curry needs six points to become the fifth player in franchise history to reach 16,000 points. He came into Wednesday having scored 39 and 28 points, respectively, in his last two games, and kept the heat check going on Wednesday.

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