NBA Game Summary - Houston at Golden State
(Thursday, November 29th)
Final Score: Golden State 113, Houston 94
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Baron Davis poured in 27 points and added eight assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 113-94 rout of the Houston Rockets.
Stephen Jackson finished with 19 points, seven assists, and six rebounds for the Warriors, who won their fifth straight and their eighth in nine games. Monta Ellis scored 18 points and raked in 10 boards, and Al Harrington also scored 18 points for Golden State. Andris Biedrins had nine points and 10 boards.
Mike James scored a season-high 19 points to lead the Rockets, as both Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming had cold nights. McGrady shot 5-of-14 and scored 11 points, while Yao was 4-of-12 and scored a season-low 10 points. Bonzi Wells scored 13 points for Houston, which saw its three-game win streak come to an end.
The Warriors came out firing on all cylinders, threatening to pull away for good before halftime. Golden State scored the first eight points of the game, and after Rafer Alston broke that up with a free throw and a jumper, the Warriors ripped off another 10 straight. Biedrins sank 1-of-2 free throws to give Golden State an 18-3 lead with 6:10 left.
Houston came charging back, though, outscoring the Warriors 21-11 the rest of the quarter to pull within 29-24 entering the second.
The Rockets briefly took the lead midway through the quarter. A Harrington three-pointer tied it 38-38, but Kirk Snyder sank two free throws to give the Rockets a 40-38 lead with 6:08 left. The Warriors ran off eight straight, though, part of a 14-2 run. Jackson capped the stretch with two free throws, and the Warriors led 52-42 with 2:54 remaining in the half.
Golden State led 59-50 at the intermission.
The Rockets pulled to within five points early in the third quarter, but the Warriors held them off, and quickly pushed their lead back into double figures. Golden State took an 83-68 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Warriors led by as many as 21 points down the stretch on the way to the win.
The Warriors have beaten Houston three straight times for the first time since 1986 and '87...The five-game win streak is Golden State's longest since an eight-game streak in March and April 2005...The Warriors have outscored their opponents in 13 of the last 14 quarters...Ellis' 10 rebounds tied a career high.
11/30 01:19:29 ET