HOUSTON — The Warriors have missed their most gifted and environment friendly one-on-one scorer in Kevin Durant. Regardless of.
The Warriors nonetheless completed with a 106-104 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday due to their 4 different All-Star in addition to a reliable supporting forged.
Klay Thompson (30 factors on 12-of-23 capturing) and Stephen Curry (24 factors on 8-of-20 capturing) dealt with issues seamlessly within the backcourt with a mixed 8-of-19 mark from 3. DeMarcus Cousins added a season-high 27 factors on 11-of-16 capturing together with eight rebounds and 7 assists in 32 minutes. Although the Rockets leaned nicely on James Harden (29 factors) and Chris Paul (24), the Warriors held the Rockets to a mixed 11-of-41 clip from deep.
The Warriors reduce the Rockets’ regular-season result in 3-1 and averted a regular-season sweep for the primary time since dropping 4 video games to the San Antonio Spurs in 2013-14. The Warriors (46-21) even have a 1 1/2 sport over the Denver Nuggets (44-22) for the Western Convention’s greatest report after rectifying Sunday’s loss to Phoenix.
The Warriors did all of this with out Durant, who remained sidelined with a proper ankle contusion. The Warriors have listed Durant as day-to-day, however Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed optimism he’ll return sooner or later throughout the crew’s four-game journey.
The Warriors play in Oklahoma Metropolis on Saturday adopted by a back-to-back in San Antonio (March 18) and Minnesota (March 19).