News ID: 134078
Published: 0646 GMT January 01, 2016

Thompson scores 38 points, Warriors beats Rockets

Thompson scores 38 points, Warriors beats Rockets

Soon after Draymond Green posted his NBA-leading fifth triple-double he was asked whether Stephen Curry should worry that he was trying to steal his job as point guard while the NBA MVP is out with a leg injury.

"I don't think Steph Curry got to worry about too much of nothing," Green said, laughing.

Klay Thompson scored 38 points, Green had a career-high 16 assists and added 10 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors overcame Curry's absence to beat the Houston Rockets 114-110, AP wrote.

"I just tried to step up and make plays," Green said. "One thing we talked about was kind of trying to slow the pace of the game down and executing our offense."

Golden State was blown out by Dallas for just its second loss of the season when Curry missed his first game since March 13 because of a sore left lower leg. But the Warriors was able to outlast the Rockets thanks to the big night by Thompson, who made six 3s.

"Last night was embarrassing," Thompson said. "We had every excuse in the world, but we didn't want to come away 0-2 so we figured out this would be a much bigger statement win if we responded like we did and won with playing 10 guys."

Houston cut it to three with a jump shot by James Harden with about five minutes left before Golden State scored the next six points, highlighted by an alley-oop dunk from Andre Iguodala to Bogut, to make it 111-102.

Harden had 30 points for the Rockets. It has dropped seven straight regular-season games to the Warriors.

Shaun Livingston made his second start of the season in place of Curry, who was injured Monday night against Sacramento, and finished with 13 points. Interim coach Luke Walton said Curry was feeling better Thursday, but that he was not ready to play.

The Warriors led by eight entering the fourth quarter and had scored four straight points to extend its lead to 99-87 with about 9 minutes remaining. Houston used a 13-5 run after that to cut the lead to 104-100 with about 6 minutes left.

Houston led by three points with about three minutes left in the third quarter when Golden State scored 10 straight points to take a 88-80 lead with less than a minute left in the quarter. Thompson scored five points in that span and Iguodala added a three-pointer before James Michael McAdoo capped it with a dunk following a turnover by Ty Lawson.

"We're just inconsistent," Harden said. "We played a pretty good game up until the end of the third quarter when it went on that run. Just giving up small buckets like that to a really good team (is) something you couldn't really do."

   
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