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Warriors 97 @ Rockets 119 - Recap

 

 

The Houston Rockets demonstrated how bad the Golden State Warriors really are on the road, cruising to a 119-97 victory to finish a six-game homestand, where they went just 2-4.

Tonight they just would not be denied from the floor, shooting 50 percent as a team and outrebounding the Warriors 57-35.

Aaron Brooks and Carl Landry scored 24 apiece to lead all scorers. Landry converted 12-of-13 from the charity stripe. Trevor Ariza added 18 points, but on just 6-of-16 shooting. Chase Budinger had his second straight double-digit night off the bench, dropping 14 points.


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It was Houston’s ninth straight win over the Warriors.

Monta Ellis was the only player to establish a rhythm for Golden State, scoring 34 points. Rookie Stephen Curry added 14 points. D-League call up Coby Karl scored 12 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists in his second appearance.



Despite 16 turnovers for the Rockets, they got to the free throw line 16 more times than the Warriors, converting on 26-of-31 attempts.

With the victory, Houston sits in a three-way tie at the bottom of the Southwest Division—four games behind the leading Mavericks. The Rockets take on Grizzlies on Friday in attempt to move back into the playoff picture.

 

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By: Jonathan Woo
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