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Game Preview: Warriors at Rockets - 11/20/22

Established 1946 | 7-time NBA Champions

LOOKING FOR THE FIRST
The Dubs are still searching for their first road victory of the season as the team visits the Houston Rockets at 4 p.m. PT on Sunday at Toyota Center. The 3-13 Rockets have only recorded one home win this season, tied for the least in the NBA. This will be the first of four matchups between the two teams this season. The Dubs swept the three-game series last year, including Stephen Curry's first career game-winning buzzer-beater on Jan. 21, 2022.


Warriors at Rockets
Sunday, November 20 | Tipoff: 4:00 p.m. PT
WATCH: NBC Sports Bay Area (local); League Pass (non-local)
Listen: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Mobile App and Warriors Radio Network


LAST TIME OUT
Six Warriors scored in double figures in the Dubs' 111-101 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night. Stephen Curry recorded a team-high 24 points and 10 assists, while Draymond Green filled up the stat sheet with 10 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two blocks. » Full Game Recap

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. New York Knicks

MATCHUP AT A GLANCE

GSWHOU
7-93-13
11th in West15th in West
PTS: 117.1 (4th)PTS: 107.9 (29th)
REB: 42.0 (23rd)REB: 45.9 (5th)
AST: 29.2 (1st)AST: 21.3 (28th)

PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS
GSW: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney
HOU: Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Kenyon Martin Jr., Jabari Smith Jr., and Alperen Sengun

INJURY & ROSTER NOTES
GSW: Patrick Baldwin Jr. (G League Assignment), Andre Iguodala (Left Hip; Injury Management), Ryan Rollins (G League Assignment) and James Wiseman (G League Assignment) are out. Team Notes
HOU: Darius Days (G League - Two-Way), Bruno Fernando (left knee), Trevor Hudgins (G League - Two-Way), Kevin Porter Jr. (back), Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) and TyTy Washington (G League Assignment) are TBD. Team Notes

KLAY FINDS RHYTHM
Klay Thompson recorded 20 points on a season-high 50 percent shooting in Friday night's win. He shot 8-for-16 from the field and 4-for-10 from 3-point range. His first 3-pointer of the night also moved him up into sole possession of 16th place on the NBA all-time 3-pointers made list, passing JJ Redick.

"It seemed like every time Klay just made an extra pass the ball started to move and then we got a wide-open shot," Steve Kerr said after Friday's game. "We ended up with 32 assists. So it started with early on just Klay taking a more patient approach. I thought he was great and then the game rewarded him. He made some big shots down the stretch and I just thought the quality of his attempts were much better tonight.”

TEAM LEADERS

GSWHOU
PTS: Curry (32.2)PTS: Green (21.3)
REB: Looney (7.0)REB: Sengun (8.6)
AST: D. Green (6.7)AST: Porter Jr. (5.8)

HOUSTON SCOUTING REPORT
The 3-13 Rockets are currently sitting in 15th place in the Western Conference and have lost four of their last five games. Most recently, Houston lost 99-91 to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. The Rockets allowed just 10 Pacers points in the first quarter, and led by as many as 20 points in the game, but ultimately could not hold on. All five Houston starters scored in double figures, with Eric Gordon recording a team-high 24 points.

Five of the Rockets top-six leading scorers are age 22 or younger and the team has seven players who were selected in the first round of the 2021 and 2022 NBA Draft.

Second-year guard Jalen Green leads the young Rockets team in scoring this season, averaging 21.3 points per game. Alperen Sengun's 8.6 rebounds per game is the most amongst all first and second-year players in the NBA.