With the league’s best player Stephen Curry out for his second straight game, fans thought this would be an easy victory for the Rockets. However, after they gave up 24 points in the paint and watched Klay Thompson torch them for 17 in the first half, it was clear the Rockets were in for a tough game.
With two of the top shooting guards on display tonight in James Harden and Thompson, fans were in for an epic duel. Overall, the Rockets should have played better and took advantage of the wounded Warriors. They played too relaxed in the first half and gave up too many backdoor layups. The Rockets are heading into 2016 on a three game losing streak.
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