What went right, what went wrong in Dubs' win vs. Rockets

What went right, what went wrong in Dubs' win vs. Rockets

"I think it was maybe a reminder that when we play against the Warriors, obviously the goal is to match up with them, whether it is second round or conference Finals, whatever it may be".

"When Kevin is out, we don't have the luxury of throwing to him and getting 30 points", Thompson said. It seems like they still have the ability to get to that level based on Wednesday night's win.

Cousins did the majority of his damage Wednesday against Capela, but Houston's center didn't seem too concerned after the Warriors' lone win over the Rockets this season.

Only the Milwaukee Bucks (51) and the Toronto Raptors (48) have more wins than the Warriors.

Meanwhile, the Warriors have won in Philadelphia, Boston, Milwaukee, Portland and Indiana.

Stephen Curry praised his Warriors teammates for standing up in Kevin Durant's absence in their 106-104 victory over the Rockets.

"Mentally we had a couple of lapses early in the game, especially in the first and second quarter, that gave them some open looks and that was it". They just did a good job, a little bit better than us.

"A good headline", Paul said Monday when asked what he thought about Curry's comments.

Right from Andrew Bogut to Kevon Looney, through David Lee, Festus Ezeli, Mo Speights, David West, Zaza Pachulia, Jordan Bell and Damian Jones, none of the centers on the Warriors teams, were the right fit for the way the team played.

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For most teams, Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena has been a house of horrors. The idea of a possible end to their reign of terror has resurfaced, but it was the team's most recent victory over the Houston Rockets that helped reaffirm their all-time greatness in the face of adversity once again.

Harden recorded a double-double in the defeat as he had 29 points and 10 assists, with three rebounds, but ultimately it was not enough.

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

Still, this year's iteration of the Thunder presents a stiffer challenge than the one the Warriors overcame 11 months ago. "I play basketball. I don't look for the drama or stories or anything like that". George has averaged 28.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 65 games this season.

The Warriors have their number in the postseason. At the same time, the reigning two-time champs also have a tendency to turn on the energy whenever they feel like it in order to reassert their dominance over the rest of the league. "It's a tough place to play and a hell of a team".

Cousins, signed as an injured free agent in July, has had to blend with the Warriors powerhouse lineup since returning in January from a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Rockets: Gordon finished with 17 points. They had also beat the Warriors in all three games this season.

"But it makes it hard no matter who we're playing, if you don't give a team second-chance opportunities".

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