What went right, what went wrong in Dubs' win vs. Rockets

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The Rockets are now 4.5 games behind the Warriors for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and 3.0 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the No. 2 seed.

The Warriors held off a late surge from the Rockets to win by two points.

Last night, the Warriors were victorious in their matchup against the Rockets without Kevin Durant.

Harden recorded a double-double in the defeat as he had 29 points and 10 assists, with three rebounds, but ultimately it was not enough.

The Rockets nearly completed a comeback tonight.

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But Curry sank two free throws with eight seconds left and, after James Harden missed the second of two free throws with 6.4 seconds left, Andre Iguodala tracked down the loose ball in the backcourt for Golden State to seal the victory.

As Beyonce, a Houston native, sang on "6 Inch", (although not at all related to sports) "Come back, come back, come back".

DeMarcus Cousins has had a slow return to form with the Warriors team, but on Wednesday night he showed what the Warriors can do in the post season if their 5 all-star starters remain healthy and engaged.

What's deeply important about that performance is Kerr made some adjustments to the Warriors' style to fit what Cousins can do.

"We fought the entire game, it's just we came up against a good team".

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Cousins was playing just his 20th game for the Warriors since joining the team past year before spending time on the sidelines owing to an Achilles injury.

The Pistons, led by 13 points from Blake Griffin, were outscored 33-8 in the third quarter, the Heat opening the second half with a 21-0 run. "And we just gotta figure some things out and do a better job". "I'm gonna need to get that little one-pager with me like this (mimics himself shooting) and Klay like that (mimics Klay shooting) - and "200" and "seven consecutive seasons ... I just want to go play basketball".

To put the Rockets' season in perspective consider that they were 11-14 at their lowest point this season just before Harden's 30-point scoring streak began. The idea of a possible end to their reign of terror has resurfaced, but it was the team's most recent victory over the Houston Rockets that helped reaffirm their all-time greatness in the face of adversity once again.

He isn't the best rebounding Center in the league but he isn't one to be bullied around the post either. Clint Capela played 20 minutes in the first half since Nene is pretty much out of the rotation and Kenneth Faried can't handle a skilled center of Cousins' size. "I mean, I was getting wide-open looks from his passing ability and he adds a whole new dimension to our team, so you saw what he can do with us tonight". The Warriors have one of the best moving offenses, especially when they play without one of their superstars. The Rockets will have Thursday night off but take on the Phoenix Suns at home Friday night.

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