TICKETS & PROMOTIONS
The Warriors will host the Rockets on Sunday in what will be Houston’s lone appearance of the season. Tickets start at just $18, and fans in attendance can enjoy postgame fireworks immediately following the game. Lower level seating is also available and the game will have a special 6:00 p.m. tipoff time. BUY TICKETS NOW
LAST TIME OUT
Stephen Curry came out firing and never cooled off, leading the Warriors to a 109-101 victory over the Nuggets in Denver on Thursday night. Curry scored 15 points in the first quarter and finished the night with a season-high 36 (along with seven rebounds and seven assists). After trailing by four at the half, the Warriors outscored the Nuggets 37-20 in the third to build a sizeable lead. Klay Thompson came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points on 8-11 shooting. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. ROCKETS
The Rockets are one of only two teams to boast an all-time ‘road team’ winning record against the Warriors, posting a 51-42 overall mark when playing in the Bay Area (San Antonio is the other). More recently, the Warriors have dropped 12 of the last 13 games against Houston, earning their lone victory since 2007-08 in last season’s opener at Oracle Arena (132-128). Golden State will return home hot off of their first win in Denver since 2007 and will look to break another trend against Houston, who will be playing in their fifth straight road game with a three-game winning streak in tow.
WELCOME TO THE BLOCK PARTY
During the game in Denver on Thursday, the Warriors registered 14 blocked shots to the Nuggets one. Ekpe Udoh came off the bench and tallied five in the first half alone, and each of the starters got their hands on at least one rejection. Golden State is now fifth in the league in that category, averaging 5.7 denials per game while only giving up 4.0, making them the third least-blocked team as well.
Mark Jackson said he was “astounded” that Klay Thompson did not receive an invitation to the Rookie/Sophomore All-Star game, and with good reason. His career-high 19-point performance in Denver came in just more than 17 minutes of playing time, and he now ranks fifth in the NBA in 3-point percentage, shooting 47.7% from deep, making him the lone rookie to grace the top ten in that category.
GAME NOTES: WARRIORS | ROCKETS