Curry Hits Player, Warriors Beat Rockets 105-103 – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Stephen Curry beat a 20-foot long jumper from the top of the key to beat the final header, scoring 22 points and sending the Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 105-103 Friday night.

The sold-out crowd went wild, confetti fell and Curry pumped his arm while jumping in the middle of the match – exhaling after he missed two 3-pointers in the final 1:48. It was the first blow of Curry’s career.

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Warriors guard Stephen Curry won the game against keeper Kevin Porter Jr. of the Rockets on January 21, 2022. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu)

Curry overcame a slow start to revive the weary Warriors, dismayed after an ugly loss to Indiana the night before. He also made 12 assists.

Houston had the ball 11.5 seconds left and the game tied for 103, but Garrison Mathews missed three and Otto Porter Jr secured a recovery before the Warriors’ timeout ran out.

Porter Jr. driving a dunk with 3:38 to play with Golden State in 101-99.

Curry missed his first 8 shots – 0 for 5 in the first quarter when he had only a single free throw – and ended up scoring his first goal with a pointer in 48 ,8 seconds before halftime. Golden State led 54-43 at the break then entered the final round with a score of 76.

The defending champion scored 6 to 21 with four 3s. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points for the Warriors after a 121-117 loss in extra time to the drone Pacers on Thursday night.

Klay Thompson was on the bench for the second game and Jordan Poole scored 20 goals when he returned to the starting line-up when rookie Jonathan Kuminga came on from the bench.

Poole fell badly with 1:17 in the third inning when Mathews fouled in the face of him, a play that was designated a Flagrant foul after replay.

Christian Wood had 12 of 19 points in the first quarter and picked up 15 rebounds and Kevin Porter Jr scored 17 points for Houston, ending a five-game run. The Rockets won 3/4 but lost to the Warriors for the 5th consecutive time, including 3 consecutive games in the Bay Area.

Golden State used the 33-point tally in the third quarter to win it back a day after the Warriors scored a 9-to-42 loss from a 3-point range and coach Steve Kerr blamed himself for not being up to standard. was let the Pacers play three players short of the start. with injuries.

Golden State made 21 games against Indiana, another 19 on Friday, and didn’t play the suffocating defensive style that defined the Warriors earlier this season – and they are clearly missing the presence of injured Draymond Green in the field. both ends.

“That was flawed,” Kerr said of D.

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Thompson received some words of wisdom during her pregnancy warm-up from the Rick Barry Family Hall.

Thompson will continue to “increase by a few minutes per week or so” in game time, Kerr said, and the Warriors are currently sticking to a 22- to 23-minute interval.

In a nod to Barry, Curry had a bit of fun at the end of his shooting routine – he twice tried a 3-pointer left from baseline but to no avail, turning to Barry with, “How do you do it?”

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3 Arizona men’s basketball team, which had just won at Stanford the night before and is set to play in California on Sunday, had to spend a few minutes with alums stars Kerr and Andre Iguodala – and Warriors assistant Bruce Fraser , another former Wildcat , also said hello.

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Rockets: In Wednesday’s 116-111 win in Utah, Houston had the fewest nine goals of the season and 24 assists. The Rockets made 12 passes and added 25 assists. … Houston leads at 15.

Warriors: Warriors Retired COO and Hall of Famer Rick Welts was honored with a medal on the Warriors Walk of Fame outside the arena he helped build. It was also Welts’ 69th birthday. … Kevon Looney had 12 rebounds for the best fifth straight game of his career with double digits on the glass.

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