Hou 29 13 36 35 113
Gol 32 30 40 24 126
Date of game: 1/21/2015

Recap: Golden State vs. Houston

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Klay Thompson scored 27 points with five assists to help the Golden State Warriors in a 126-113 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

Stephen Curry supplied 22 points with 10 assists and Draymond Green notched 18 points in the win.

Golden State, which captured a four-game season sweep of the Rockets for the first time since 1973-74, set a franchise record with its 17th straight home victory.

"Our goal going into the season was to protect home court," Curry said. "It means a lot to be consistent every night."

The Warriors won 16 in a row at home over two seasons in 1950 and 1959 when the franchise was in Philadelphia.

James Harden went for a game-high 33 points in the loss, while Corey Brewer and Jason Terry posted 20 and 14 points off the bench, respectively.

"They bullied us tonight," said Harden.

Harrison Barnes' 3-pointer with over five minutes to go in the first quarter gave the Warriors a 26-16 lead.

Houston ended the final 3:20 of the quarter on an 11-2 to cut its deficit to 32-29.

Josh Smith knocked down a 3-pointer to tie the game early in the second, but the Rockets scored just six points over the final nine-plus minutes of the half and Golden State took advantage.

From that point, the Warriors opened up a large halftime lead courtesy of a 26-6 run. Thompson scored the final six points of the quarter to help the hosts to a 62-42 lead at the break.

Green's 3 with 5 1/2 minutes to play in the third stretched the lead to a game-high 30 before the Rockets ended up trimming the deficit to as little as nine late in the fourth.

Game Notes

North Carolina A&T QB no longer on team

Potential MEAC favorite North Carolina A&T will be without starting quarterback Kwashaun Quick for the 2015 season due to a violation of team rules.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Kenseth puts winless streak behind him

Prior to Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, it had been a while since Matt Kenseth was in victory lane for a points race in the Sprint Cup Series.

49ers great St. Clair dies at 84

Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair, a 6-foot-9 offensive tackle who played all 11 of his NFL seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, died Monday at the age of 84.

Rockies activate De La Rosa to start vs. Padres

The Colorado Rockies activated pitcher Jorge De La Rose from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Padres in Monday's opener of a four-game set.

Capitals' Fehr out 2 games after check

Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr will miss the next two games of their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders after being injured on a check, his coach said.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.