Another road game, another loss for the Golden State Warriors.
For the sixth game in a row the Golden State Warriors find themselves on the wrong side of a beat down as the Houston Rockets were in control throughout the game, finishing off the W’s by a score of 131-112 at the Toyota Center in Houston.
The starters for Golden State all had pretty good games, Dorell Wright had a team high 34 points on 14-21 shooting including 3-6 from downtown, David Lee had 19 and 9 boards, Steph Curry had 16 but 4 turnovers, while Monta Ellis added 15.
As for the Rockets, all of their starters were in double figures, led by Kevin Martin’s 34, Courtney Lee’s 25 and Luis Scola’s 20 and 10 boards. Both teams shot a rather even percentage from the field (51.5% for Golden State, 50.5% for Houston) and were closely matched in rebounds (42-45). But the story of the game was the difference in the amount of fouls committed by the both teams, with the Warriors committing 9 more than the Rockets, sending them to the line 35 times compared to the W’s 18.
With the loss the Warriors move to 30-42 for the season. They now head back to Oakland to face the Toronto Raptors on Friday night in an attempt to end their now 6 game skid with the help of a hometown crowd to motivate them to win.