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                  === Warriors eye another win in Houston ===
 
 (Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors carry a four-game winning streak
 into a four-game road trip Tuesday night when they visit the Toyota Center to
 take on the Houston Rockets.
 
 The Warriors have picked up two home wins and two road wins on their recent
 streak. Golden State has scored over 100 points in five straight and will take
 the Western Conference Player of the Week into action.
 
 David Lee, who was named to his second All-Star game, averaged 18.0 ppg, 14.3
 rpg, 7.8 apg  and shot 51.7 percent from the field last week where all four
 victories during this run occurred. He became the first player since Kevin
 Garnett in 2003 to post four consecutive games with at least 15 points, 12
 rebounds and seven assists.
 
 "It goes back to us being 4-0 last week," said Lee. "I'm happy I could do my
 part. I'm really excited about the honor. It comes from the team's success
 first."
 
 In their last victory Saturday against the Phoenix Suns, the Warriors put the
 game away in the second half. Golden State outscored Phoenix, 65-43 in the
 final two frames to win handily, 113-93.
 
 Now, a very difficult road trip awaits, starting with the Rockets, then it's
 the Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks before
 returning home.
 
 The Warriors are 14-11 on the road and 15-12 against the Western Conference.
 
 The Rockets have won of their last five and five of their last seven. Their
 most recent victory came on Saturday night when they showed very little home
 hospitality in a 109-95 trouncing of the Charlotte Bobcats.
 
 Against the Bobcats, James Harden recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 11
 rebounds and 11 assists. Chandler Parsons and Patrick Patterson both had 24
 points and Parsons grabbed 10 boards.
 
 Omer Asik was outstanding as well. He netted 19 points and pulled down 15
 rebounds. Over his last three games, Asik averaged 17.7 rpg in less than 31
 minutes a game and has swept 47 percent of the opponents' missed shots. Reggie
 Evans leads the NBA collecting 35.6 percent of opponent's misses.
 
 "It's huge," said Jeremy Lin about Asik's rebounding. "You look at his plus-
 minus and things like that; he affects the floor (in so many ways) getting
 defensive rebounds and all that stuff. When he's not in the game we're
 definitely hurting on the glass. He's big time."
 
 Lin tweaked his left ankle in practice on Monday, but is expected to play
 Tuesday night.
 
 The Rockets have owned this matchup in recent history with 14 wins in their
 last 16 battles. The Warriors have lost eight straight in Houston with their
 last victory there coming on Dec. 31, 2007.
 
 
 
 02/05 10:32:12 ET

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