The Golden State Warriors Upset the Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets thought they were going to cruise on Christmas Day on the road against the Golden State Warriors, but Houston was proven wrong. They did have a 68-64 halftime lead over Golden State, but the second half was entirely different.

The Warriors outscored the Rockets in the second-half 52-36 and it was one of the reasons why Golden State pulled off the upset over Houston on Christmas Day by a score of 116-104.

For whatever reason, the Houston Rockets struggle to beat the Golden State Warriors.

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Damion Lee led the way for Golden State with 22 points. He shot 55.6 percent from the field. Lee also grabbed 15 rebounds, recorded four assists, and recorded three steals.

Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell each scored 20 points. Green shot 57.1 percent from the field. Russell shot 42.1 percent from the field. Draymond Green grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded three assists, and blocked one shot. D’Angelo Russell grabbed three rebounds, recorded four assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.

Glen Robinson III scored 18 points for the Warriors. He shot 46.2 percent from the field. Robinson III grabbed four rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded one steal.

Willie Cauley-Stein scored 10 points. He shot 71.4 percent from the field. Cauley-Stein also grabbed four rebounds, blocked four shots, and recorded two steals for Golden State.

Their bench scored 26 bench points in this one. Alec Burks and Jacob Evans each scored eight points. Burks shot 22.2 percent from the field. He also grabbed five rebounds, recorded four assists, and blocked one shot. Evans shot 60 percent from the field. He grabbed two rebounds and recorded one assist in this game for the Golden State Warriors.

Russell Westbrook led the way for Houston with 30 points. He shot 34.4 percent from the field in this game. Once again, Westbrook was Westbrick. He attempted 32 shots in the game and only made 11 of them. Russell Westbrook also grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded five assists.

James Harden finished with 24 points for the Houston Rockets. He shot 50 percent from the field. Harden also grabbed six rebounds, recorded 11 assists, and recorded three steals.

Danuel House Jr. scored 18 points for Houston. He shot 33.3 percent from the field. House Jr. also grabbed five rebounds, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.

Clint Capela recorded another double-double in this game for the Rockets with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Capela shot 44.4 percent from the field. He also blocked one shot and recorded one steal.

P.J. Tucker scored seven points. He shot 50 percent from the field. Tucker also grabbed eight rebounds and recorded two assists.

Their bench was not very good in this game. They had a total of 15 bench points. Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers each had six points off the bench. McLemore shot 22.2 percent from the field. He grabbed two rebounds and blocked one shot. Rivers shot 25 percent from the field. He grabbed three rebounds, recorded one assist, and recorded two steals.

The biggest lead in the game for Houston was 13 points.

The biggest lead in the game for Golden State was 16 points.

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These two teams have split the first two games of this series so far this season. The Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors will play each other two more times this season.

Golden State entered the day with being in last in the Western Conference Standings.

Houston entered the day with being the third seed in the Western Conference Standings. They have now drooped to fourth at the moment with the Los Angeles Clippers (22-10) taking down the Los Angeles Lakers (24-7) as the road team at the Staples Center by a score of 111-106.

The Rockets (21-10) will next play against the Brooklyn Nets (16-13) at home on Saturday night.

The Warriors (8-24) will next play against the Phoenix Suns (11-19) on Friday night.

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