James Harden’s fourth triple-double of the season helped Houston Rockets to a stunning 132-127 overtime victory over Golden State Warriors.
The Houston Rockets have been an up-and-down team all season and have yet to string together more than three straight wins. It’s not cockiness. We are very confident that we can compete with anybody. “We actually played to our potential”.
“We didn’t shoot well, and a part of that not shooting well was we were just standing there”, he began. In the past 10 seasons, opponents have a.242 winning percentage against the Nuggets with zero days rest. The Warriors are allowing 104.9 points per game against, which ranks 17th in the league.
Chris Paul scored 16 and DeAndre Jordan had 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who blew an 18-point lead and fell in double overtime at Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Golden State has all five players involved in this play: three setting screens, one at the top and Curry burying the open three.
Durant should be commended for tying a season-high with 39 points.
Trevor Ariza was outstanding in both overtime sessions against the Warriors. Because that’s when Stephen Curry fouled out, picking up his sixth whistle on a drive late. James Harden had another big game in the win, recording his fourth triple-double with 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, and now he’ll have to turn around and do it again after a long night. But he did so many other things.
Curry shot just 4 of 13 on 3-pointers, Durant 3 of 11 and Klay Thompson 3 of 13.
Draymond was actually fouled on the play but when officials reviewed the tape they also slapped Green with a Flagrant 1 for his “unnatural leg extension”.
Walker scored 18 points, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 14 and the Hornets got their third win in the last four games Thursday night to remain in first place in the Southeast Division. He was more proud of what occurred for his team.
“We have to do a better job, come in and grab rebounds”, said Durant, who pulled 13. The 2016 playoffs have ended Green’s benefit of the doubt, something that could come back to bite Golden State. Alas, while the Rockets have scored big from beyond the arc this season, they’ve also given up 3’s in bundles. But that’s ancient history and this new history dictates it’s going to be different for the Rockets. That said, Houston has been one of the better underdog teams in the league to start the season, going 6-2 against the spread as a dog this season and winning by an average margin of 0.4 points per game in those eight contests. “Great, great intensity, great atmosphere, a gutty game”. [Atlanta Hawks Dennis] Schroder did it to us the other night. For the first time in National Basketball Association history, two teams attempted 40-plus threes in the same game. Could the team defend with the departures of Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezili?
Then they got bashed by the Spurs in the opener, blown out by the Lakers 10 nights later and, at 4-2, noise around the team dissipated.
“It was fun”, Anderson said.
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