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The Houston Rockets rolled into Oracle Arena to face the Golden St. Warriors on the second night of a back-to-back. Fortunately for the Rockets there was no sign of fatigue as the Rockets began strong and remained strong en route to a 116-112 victory, over the so- called rivals.
The Rockets “Big Three” (Parsons, Howard, Harden) played incredible, and were very effective on both ends of the court. Dwight Howard earned his 15th double- double of the season, finishing with 18 points, 11 boards, and a block. What was truly amazing was Howard went 7 of 7 from the free throw line, and made a three-pointer from the corner to beat the shot clock. The three-pointer for Howard was just his third made three pointer of his career.
Chandler Parsons kicked off the offense as he continues to do, scoring 23 points, on 9 of 14 shooting. James Harden lead all scores with 26 points, dished out 9 dimes and scored 8 straight to start off the 2nd quarter.
Game ball definitely goes to Patrick Beverley who gave Stephen Curry all sorts of trouble, and knocked down two dagger buckets to give the Rockets the lead. Beverley finished with 16 points, and 9 of them came in the final quarter.
The Rockets knocked down 12 of 29 three-pointers, while the Warriors went 6 of 22.