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Houston Rockets: Rockets vs. Pacific Division

By Phillip Pyle
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 Golden St. Warriors

Mar 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) attempts a jump shot during the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

According to Draymond Green the Rockets are the #1 Rivals of the Warriors. Unfortunately for Green, the Rockets have much bigger fish to fry. The Rockets and Warriors games last season were full of non-stop offense, and that should be the case this season. The Warriors addition of Andre Igoudala, gives them someone to slow James Harden down, and a healthy Andrew Bogut will also prove to be significant contribution.

This “rivalry” is in its infancy in the current form, and last year the Rockets tied the NBA record for most three-point field goals in a game with 25. Houston holds the lead in head-to-head victories over the Warriors 116-80 and the teams have never met in the playoffs. Maybe this could be the year.