It's just one loss - Harden not concerned as Rockets' winning streak ends

Tanya Simon
March 16, 2019

So nobody wanted to jump to any grand conclusions after the Golden State Warriors held on for a 106-104 win Wednesday over the Houston Rockets, a team that has established itself over the past two seasons as the two-time defending champions' primary challengers.

Curry was also on form as the Warriors ended the Rockets' nine-game winning streak, the 31-year-old contributing 24 points, five assists and four rebounds. They also have their eyes on finally toppling the Warriors after Golden State has eliminated Houston from the playoffs in three of the last four seasons.

"Everybody has been healthy so it helped our main core to be consistent in our performances and being able to communicate game after game and build off that", Capela said. The Rockets sit just 3.5 games back of the Warriors in the Western conference standings with the Nuggets one game back of the top spot.

Harden recorded a double-double after he scored 29 points, three rebounds and 10 assists in front of his home fans.

HOUSTON (AP) - In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins hasn't quite adjusted to the level of scrutiny and interest that comes with playing for the defending back-to-back National Basketball Association champions. "When it comes to smaller guards, I think I can guard them better than anyone in the league".

Rockets guard Austin Rivers has enjoyed some success checking both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson this season, and says his speed and size allows him to "bother them a lot of times". It was his ninth double-double of the season, although it was just his third such performance since February 1.

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

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

As Beyonce, a Houston native, sang on "6 Inch", (although not at all related to sports) "Come back, come back, come back". "I'm gonna need to get that little one-pager with me like this (mimics himself shooting) and Klay like that (mimics Klay shooting) - and "200" and "seven consecutive seasons ..." The Rockets made things interesting by going on a 13-4 run to close the game - with Eric Gordon and Chris Paul doing the heavy lifting - but it ultimately wasn't enough.

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. "This was a good night".

Very soon, we are going to have a Warriros blowout win, where Draymond plays 40 minutes and only plays defense, without taking a single shot the whole game.

"We've talked about it as a team many times so hopefully, on this trip, we'll get to that point".

He isn't the best rebounding Center in the league but he isn't one to be bullied around the post either. On Sunday night the Suns went into Oracle Arena and defeated Golden State for the first time since a 107-95 victory on November 9, 2014.

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