In a game of "my guards are better than your guards", the Warriors ended a nine game losing streak to the Rockets. Ellis was the show most of the night as he tied his career high by pouring in 46 points with an unbelievable 18 for 24 shooting display. He managed 27 in the first half, and Stephen Curry added 25 points and 11 assists. In their debuts with the Warriors, David Lee chipped in 17 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists, and Dorrell Wright added 15 points and three triples.
This was a game without defense. The Rockets looked spent after going toe-to-toe with the defending champs, and Kevin Martin and Courtney Lee had no real answer for Ellis. Kevin Martin had 28 points, but was only 5 of 14 from the field. Curry held down Aaron Brooks, who only shot 4 for 15 from the field. Despite Luis Scola being pretty much unstoppable down low, besting Lee one-on-one with an incredible 36 points and 16 rebounds, and Chuck Hayes notching up a "whoa that’s Chuck Hayes’s statline?" 16 points-8 rebounds-6 assists. The Rockets backcourt was no match for the Warriors, and that ended up being the big difference.
Golden State’s next game is this Friday versus the Los Angeles Clippers.