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Durant-less Warriors end Rockets' nine-game streak - Sportsnet.ca

Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Golden State Warriors snapped Houston's nine-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 106-104 victory over the Rockets.Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Golden State Warriors snapped Houston's nine-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 106-104 victory over the Rockets.

Durant-less Warriors end Rockets' nine-game streak - Sportsnet.ca

Rockets surging as scuffling Warriors come to town - TSN.ca

The Houston Rockets are finally healthy and have won a season-high nine straight heading into their final regular-season meeting against the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets want to finish out the season strong to try to pass Golden State and second-place Denver for the top seed Watch tonight's game LIVE on TSN1 at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt.

Rockets surging as scuffling Warriors come to town - TSN.ca

Curry in for big game without Durant and today's NBA odds and best bets

The much anticipated Warriors versus Rockets matchup headlines Wednesday’s NBA card which has the Rockets as 3.5-point favorites as they go for their 10th straight victory. We cover that game and much more as we bring you the must-read notes from around the Association to help you beat the odds on the hardcourt.The much anticipated Warriors versus Rockets matchup headlines Wednesday’s NBA card which has the Rockets as 3.5-point favorites as they go for their 10th straight victory. We cover that game and much more as we bring you the must-read notes from around the Association to help you beat the odds on the hardcourt.

Curry in for big game without Durant and today's NBA odds and best bets

Adam Spolane on Twitter: "More Capela on Curry calling Wednesday's game a statement game: "Maybe they're in that situation where they need to (call it a statement game) to prove themselves that they are at that level.""

“More Capela on Curry calling Wednesday's game a statement game: "Maybe they're in that situation where they need to (call it a statement game) to prove themselves that they are at that level."”

Adam Spolane on Twitter: "More Capela on Curry calling Wednesday's game a statement game: "Maybe they're in that situation where they need to (call it a statement game) to prove themselves that they are at that level.""

Anthony Slater on Twitter: "Draymond Green saw some of the confident chatter coming out of the Rockets locker room the past few days, said it didn’t juice the Warriors up at all: “I’m not sure stupidity juices up anyone.”… https://t.co/m8zJkKgZno"

“Draymond Green saw some of the confident chatter coming out of the Rockets locker room the past few days, said it didn’t juice the Warriors up at all: “I’m not sure stupidity juices up anyone.” https://t.co/9jMBLmgR3j”

Anthony Slater on Twitter: "Draymond Green saw some of the confident chatter coming out of the Rockets locker room the past few days, said it didn’t juice the Warriors up at all: “I’m not sure stupidity juices up anyone.”… https://t.co/m8zJkKgZno"

Marc J. Spears on Twitter: "“The beauty of the NBA is that on Wednesday we have an opportunity to send a statement. We have to take advantage of that opportunity. We’re looking forward to it, no question,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. The Warriors are at Houston on Wednesday."

““The beauty of the NBA is that on Wednesday we have an opportunity to send a statement. We have to take advantage of that opportunity. We’re looking forward to it, no question,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. The Warriors are at Houston on Wednesday.”

Marc J. Spears on Twitter: "“The beauty of the NBA is that on Wednesday we have an opportunity to send a statement. We have to take advantage of that opportunity. We’re looking forward to it, no question,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. The Warriors are at Houston on Wednesday."

Marc Stein on Twitter: "As Warriors at Rockets draws near tonight, Houston’s @TheofficialEG10 says he believes “there’s no other team but us” that can dethrone Golden State ... via the digital version of this week’s @nytimes NBA newsletter —> https://t.co/JS0XrVTgOd"

“As Warriors at Rockets draws near tonight, Houston’s @TheofficialEG10 says he believes “there’s no other team but us” that can dethrone Golden State ... via the digital version of this week’s @nytimes NBA newsletter —> https://t.co/JS0XrVTgOd”

Marc Stein on Twitter: "As Warriors at Rockets draws near tonight, Houston’s @TheofficialEG10 says he believes “there’s no other team but us” that can dethrone Golden State ... via the digital version of this week’s @nytimes NBA newsletter —> https://t.co/JS0XrVTgOd"

Trending News & Rumors for Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer & MoreThe Houston Rockets agreed to a five-year contract extension with general manager Daryl Morey, according to the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen."I'm super happy," Morey said. "I'd love to be with the Rockets for life. This obviously solidifies us for a little while."Under the 46-year-old executive's guidance, the Rockets have transformed into perennial contenders.In 2012, Morey authored the multi-player swap with the Oklahoma City Thunder that originally brought James Harden to Houston. He was also the driving force behind the trade that landed star point guard Chris Paul, acquiring him in exchange for seven players after Paul opted into the final year of his deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta discussed his and Morey's shared outlook for the team's future and hinted at just how lucrative his GM's new contract is."We don't like rebuilding. We like to be competitive every year," Fertitta said. "We're on the same page. We look forward to being a successful team for many years to come."This makes Daryl one of the highest-paid general managers in the league, which he rightfully deserves."Morey first joined the Rockets in 2006 as assistant general manager. He was then promoted to general manager in May 2007 following Carroll Dawson's retirement.The Rockets have made the playoffs in eight of Morey's 11 seasons at the helm. They made it to the Western Conference final in two of the past four seasons but were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors on both occasions.Prior to his time in Houston, Morey served as the Boston Celtics' senior vice president of operations for three years.

Harden shrugs off loss; D'Antoni warns of trouble

James Harden said the Rockets' 106-104 defeat to the Warriors was just "one loss," and coach Mike D'Antoni bemoaned too many mistakes and cautioned it must be something that will help Houston in the long run.James Harden said the Rockets' 106-104 defeat to the Warriors was just "one loss," and coach Mike D'Antoni bemoaned too many mistakes and cautioned it must be something that will help Houston in the long run.

Harden shrugs off loss; D'Antoni warns of trouble

Warriors, minus Durant, end Rockets' 9-game streak, 106-104 | ABS-CBN Sports

Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Warriors snapped Houston's nine-game winning streak with a 106-104 victory over the Rockets.Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Warriors snapped Houston's nine-game winning streak with a 106-104 victory over the Rockets.

Warriors, minus Durant, end Rockets' 9-game streak, 106-104 | ABS-CBN Sports

DeMarcus Cousins leads Golden State Warriors over Houston Rockets with dominant performance | NBA.com

It was Cousins who stole the show in Golden State's win over Houston on Wednesday. The six-time All-Star scored 27 points and dished out a season-high seven assists.It was Cousins who stole the show in Golden State's win over Houston on Wednesday. The six-time All-Star scored 27 points and dished out a season-high seven assists.

DeMarcus Cousins leads Golden State Warriors over Houston Rockets with dominant performance | NBA.com

James Harden: Rockets star makes ‘aggressive’ Steph Curry claim after Warriors loss | Other | Sport | Express.co.uk

JAMES HARDEN felt Steph Curry took an “aggressive” approach to the game as the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 106-104 on Wednesday night.JAMES HARDEN felt Steph Curry took an “aggressive” approach to the game as the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 106-104 on Wednesday night.

James Harden: Rockets star makes ‘aggressive’ Steph Curry claim after Warriors loss | Other | Sport | Express.co.uk

Minus Durant, Warriors survive late Rockets rally

(UPDATED) The Warriors hang on against a Rockets side that came close to wiping out their double-digit lead in the closing minutes(UPDATED) The Warriors hang on against a Rockets side that came close to wiping out their double-digit lead in the closing minutes

Minus Durant, Warriors survive late Rockets rally