Warriors, minus Durant, end Rockets' 9-game streak, 106-104

Steph Curry Klay Thompson are the only two players in NBA history to do this

Steph Curry Klay Thompson are the only two players in NBA history to do this

DeMarcus Cousins played the best game of his short Golden State Warriors tenure in Wednesday night's 106-104 win over the Houston Rockets.

"I think our guys enjoy tough environments on the road", Kerr said. 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. "I think we're right there with them". "So you can put whoever you want on me honestly".

Golden State was led by Klay Thompson's 30 points on 5-for-10 3-point shooting, and received a huge game from DeMarcus Counsins, who finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes. 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. "But having said that, with all the stuff we've gone through and all the ups and downs, and starting from 11-14 to whatever we are after that, we're in a good spot and we still have a chance to legitimately make a run for the first spot".

As we've come to see in recent years, Golden State's effort level tends to ebb and flow on a night-to-night basis.

After Houston took a brief lead early in the third quarter, the Warriors took back control of the game and pushed their lead back out to seven heading into the fourth quarter.

"We've talked about it as a team many times so hopefully, on this trip, we'll get to that point". "We knew who we wanted to score, (but) we should have been knowing that the entire game". He has averaged 22 points over the last five games and has made five 3-pointers in each of the last three.

James Harden netted 29 points and added 10 assists to lead the Rockets, who also got 24 points from Chris Paul, and 13 points and 13 rebounds from Clint Capela.

"Well, it better be", D'Antoni said of experiencing the Warriors live as opposed to trying to learn from film.

After Phoenix picked up just its 16th win by beating Golden State on its home court on Sunday night, Steph Curry said: "On Wednesday night we have an opportunity to send a statement".

The Warriors were up by 13 after a reverse layup by Cousins with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Houston used a 7-2 run, with a 3-pointer from Eric Gordon, to get to 102-94.

Thompson his five treys in this game to give him 203 on the season.

Paul sank two free throws with 47 seconds remaining to pull Houston within 104-100, then completed a 3-point play after being fouled by Andre Iguodala to pull the Rockets within 104-103 with 10 seconds remaining.

A ideal example came in Houston's last meeting against Golden State, a 118-112 victory on February 23 that got the winning streak going. The Dubs (46-21) are now one-and-a-half games clear of the Nuggets for the best record in the Western Conference.

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