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           === Rockets aim to get on track with Warriors in town ===
 (  - The  Golden State Warriors had enough time to rest from
 their  improbable comeback  earlier this week and will begin a three-game road
 trip Friday against the Houston Rockets.
 The  Warriors rallied  from 27 points down (75-48), including 18 in the fourth
 quarter,  in  Tuesday's 112-103  victory versus the  Toronto Raptors at Oracle
 Arena.  Steph Curry scored  14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Klay
 Thompson sank four 4-pointers in the decisive frame and had 22 points.
 Golden  State scored  42 of the 57  points in the last 12 minutes and recorded
 its  first  comeback of  more than 18  points in the  fourth quarter since the
 Philadelphia  Warriors rallied  from 19 points down against Boston on February
 9, 1962.
 Curry dished out 10 assists, while Harrison Barnes and David Lee scored 19 and
 18  points, respectively. The Warriors shot 50.6 percent from the field to win
 for  the third time in five games and last outscored an opponent by 27 or more
 points in the fourth quarter on Nov. 2, 1991 versus Sacramento.
 "We  were bad  on both sides of the  basketball but I am extremely proud of my
 basketball  team,"  said Golden State head  coach Marc Jackson. "This being my
 third year here, there hasn't been a bigger win in regards to statement. Those
 guys   in  the   second  half  were  incredible  and  in  the  fourth  quarter
 Curry  has  been exceptional the last  three games, posting an average of 31.7
 points and 8.3 assists in that time.
 Now  the Warriors will  hit the road again and are 5-6 as the guest. They went
 2-2  on  a recent junket and  have finished .500 or  better on six of its last
 eight  road  trips of three-plus  games. Golden State  will also make stops in
 Memphis and Charlotte.
 Lee has scored in double figures in a career-best 95 consecutive games.
 Meanwhile,  the Rockets are looking to avoid a season-high third straight loss
 when they resume a three-game homestand Friday at the Toyota Center.
 Houston  had won five in a row and eight of nine games until dropping back-to-
 back  contests against Utah and Phoenix. In Wednesday's 97-88 loss to the Suns
 in  the opener of the homestand, James Harden went 3-for-17 from the floor and
 0-for-10  from 3-point  range for 14 points  for the Rockets, who were held to
 their lowest scoring output of the season and shot just 35.2 percent.
 Dwight Howard posted 15 points and 18 rebounds, and Aaron Brooks finished with
 17 points and six assists in defeat.
 "Phoenix  came out  and got real aggressive with us," said Houston coach Kevin
 McHale.  "We  didn't have any flow  tonight but that's  two games in a row now
 that we didn't have any flow."
 The  Rockets had won six in a row at home and dropped to 8-3 as the host. They
 played  without  forward Chandler Parsons  (back) and center Omer Asik (thigh)
 and hope the two return Friday night.
 Guard  Jeremy Lin, who  is expected to miss about a week or so with a sprained
 right  knee,  is on the  mend and back shooting  around. Lin is averaging 15.3
 points per game.
 "(The  training  staff) told me  it's going  to be a  lot depending on how you
 feel," Lin said of returning. "Before I try to get out on the floor, I want to
 be  able to help my team out there, so I'll make sure my conditioning is right
 before I get out there.
 "When  I feel right,  I'll play. Obviously I'd love to play, but I'm not going
 to  put any date, any  time. When I feel right, I'll be out there as soon as I
 Houston is leading the NBA with 108.1 points per game, but is one of the worst
 in  opponents'  scoring (102.8  ppg).  The  Rockets  will  have to  guard  the
 perimeter closely with sharpshooters Curry and Thompson in the building.
 The  Rockets will  close the homestand Sunday versus Orlando and took three of
 four meetings with Golden State last season. Houston is a dominant 17-3 in the
 past 20 matchups with the Warriors and 9-1 in the last 10 as the host.
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