Rockets vs. Warriors: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

February 10th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

How dominant are the Golden State Warriors? Well, despite receiving 35 points from Stephen Curry against the Houston Rockets in Tuesday’s Western Conference Finals rematch, they didn’t even need him during the most important stretch of their 123-110 victory.

Golden State and Houston started the fourth quarter tied at 93, but role players such as Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston opened the final 12 minutes with a 17-5 run while Curry rested on the bench. Suddenly, it was 110-98 in favor of the Warriors, and the Rockets became the footnote on a historical evening.

SportsCenter highlighted the historical relevance of Tuesday's win:

GSWStats noted Golden State became just the "second team in NBA history to win 42 straight regular-season home games" in a stretch that dates back to the 2014-15 campaign.

While he may have been on the bench for the fourth-quarter's opening stretch, Curry led the way with 35 points, nine assists, five rebounds and seven three-pointers. In all, six Warriors finished in double figures, including Barnes, who scored 19 and pos ...

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